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March 19, 2010

Deep Brain Stimulation on ABC World News

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

ABC World News Tonight ran a story yesterday about Roger Frisch, a solo violinist and associate concertmaster for the Minnesota Orchestra, and how he came to Mayo Clinic and Dr. Kendall Lee for relief of a career-threatening tremor.

Watch the story.

For background, Dr. Lee discusses how and why surgery is done in these cases while the patient remains awake and even performing crucial activities:

Dr. Lee also describes related research on deep brain stimulation:

Mayo Clinic uses and conducts research into deep brain stimulation on all three campuses: Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

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Tags: ABC, dbs, Deep Brain Stimulation, essential tremors, Kendall Lee, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, tremors, World News Tonight

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