Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) involves coiling electrodes around the vagus nerve in your neck. The electrodes send a small pulse of electricity up the vagus nerve into the brain every few minutes to minimize your seizures. Like RNS and DBS, VNS rarely completely stops your seizures, but it can provide significant benefit if you are not a candidate for other surgical options. VNS may be a good choice if you have seizures that begin in multiple locations in your brain, when other targeted treatments often are less helpful.
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