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Having DBS? Here are some questions to ask before surgery.

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Here’s the scenario: you’ve undergone all of the required tests and you’ve been approved for deep brain stimulation surgery. Now you’re meeting with the surgeon or one of their nurses and they ask you, “what questions do you have?” As someone who has undergone surgery, here are some questions you’ll want to know the answers to:

Here are some questions you might want to ask about your particular health insurance. Your hospital may or may not have this information, but they can help you find it and you should know the answers before going forward with surgery.

Dear reader,

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Nick Pernisco is the Parkinson’s Warrior, a person with Parkinson’s who has dedicated his life to helping others with Parkinson’s. Get the Parkinson’s Warrior book here. Join the discussion on Facebook.

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