KCTV: Special procedure leaves man with Parkinson’s living more comfortable life
Shaking hands, shuffled steps and trouble starting and finishing movements are only a few of the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Some symptoms Dr. Stephen Griffith knows all too well. But, there’s a special procedure at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute that can help reduce the symptoms for patients. It’s called Deep Brain Stimulation, also known as DBS. The procedure includes a device that’s similar to a pacemaker for a heart, only this is a pacemaker for the brain. This treatment has helped one local man live life with a little more freedom with an incurable disease.