Indiana Doctor Using New Technique to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO) _ An Indiana neurosurgeon is championing a new technique for an old procedure and it's boosting quality of life for people with advanced Parkinson's Disease and Tremors. St. Vincent Hospital's Dr. Albert Lee is the first doctor in Indiana trained in Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy, or “DBS”. The procedure employs a surgically-implanted device like a pacemaker that sends electrical pulses to targeted areas of the brain. Lee says the procedure is very cutting-edge:

“Deep brain stimulation is really going to be with us for the next decade. It's really the next phase in trying to improve patients' quality of life.”

Lee says the technology lets people with advanced Parkinson's have something closer to a normal life.