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Vagus nerve stimulation

Vagus nerve stimulation

Vagus nerve stimulation: Vagus nerve stimulation is minimally invasive surgery to send electrical impulses to the brain from an electrode connected to the left vagus nerve in the neck; the increase in electrical signals to the brain affect brain activity. Vagus nerve stimulation is approved for epilepsy and severe depression that are unresponsive to medication.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Vagus nerve stimulation

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Vagus nerve stimulation:

Non-Surgical Options: Vagus nerve stimulation

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Vagus nerve stimulation:

Other Surgical Options: Vagus nerve stimulation

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Vagus nerve stimulation may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Vagus nerve stimulation

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Vagus nerve stimulation may include:

  • Local or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Vagus nerve stimulation

Possible surgical complications of Vagus nerve stimulation may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Vagus nerve stimulation

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Vagus nerve stimulation is successful at reducing or eliminating seizures in about half of all patients.

Vagus nerve stimulation: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Vagus nerve stimulation) include:

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