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CNN Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at Deep Brain Stimulation at UF Health


Dr. Sanjay Gupta watches Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Kelly Foote during deep brain stimulation surgery

Dr. Michael Okun & Dr. Kelly Foote formed the University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration in 2002 to bring together experts in movement disorders from diverse disciplines from all over the UF Campus. One of the results of these campus-wide collaborations is a new experimental deep brain stimulation device that is being tested for use in patients with Tourette syndrome. Dr. Sanjay Gupta came to the University of Florida to look at this new potential treatment paradigm and one patient’s story. October’s episode of Vital Signs, which airs on CNN International, focused on this new surgery. Watch the episode below from CNN.


What is DBS? CNN Vital Signs

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