DBS battery change

DBS bat (2)February 5, 2015 – I had the battery for my deep brain stimulation (DBS) system changed today.  I had the first battery for about 2 ½ years.  The surgery went well – I was awake for the procedure, but don’t remember a thing.    The folks at Medtronics gave me a rechargeable battery – that means I shouldn’t need surgery again for approximately 6-9 years.