Neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Pezeshkian and the neurosurgery team at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City (KPRC) have updated new equipment that I tried out during my second Deep Brain Stimulation, and I’m pleased to say that it was helpful.
At the top of the “must have for DBS” list is something that looks like a padded casserole dish before it is taken out of the wrap. The cushiony purple padding provides great relief for the patient’s neck and takes the muscular strain off the neck that might be caused by the rigidity of the metal neck “cage” worn by patients to help the doctors work with surgical precision.
Having experienced DBS surgery without the purple cushion, and now with the padding, I’d like to give the padding a high five! It wraps around the neck like a glove! Thank you Dr. Pezeshkian and KPRC for helping patients avoid neck strain!