Deep Brain Stimulation

The Doctors’ most amazing health transformations! Go inside a cutting-edge brain surgery, and a roadside explosion left 8-year-old Teeba with third-degree burns. See the procedure that helped heal her wounds and her spirit.

Deep brain stimulation is a high-risk surgery that implants a battery-powered neurotransmitter into the brain to interrupt pathways responsible for the involuntary spasms experienced by dystonia sufferers.

The Doctors’ most amazing health transformations! Go inside a cutting-edge brain surgery, and a roadside explosion left 8-year-old Teeba with third-degree burns. See the procedure that helped heal her wounds and her spirit.

Tyler, 25, was diagnosed with an extreme form of Tourette syndrome when he was 10 years old. His severe, uncontrollable tics were so violent that he would injure himself. Follow The Doctors cameras as they spend a day with Tyler, his wife, Kassie, and...

To treat his extreme form of Tourette syndrome, Tyler, 25, underwent deep brain stimulation, a procedure in which an electrode is implanted in the thalamus region of the brain. After surgery, electricity is used to stimulate certain parts of the...