DBS Select celebrates its two-year anniversary

14/12/2021 – Leuven. This month, DBS Select celebrates its two-year anniversary. DBS Select is an interactive experience that offers information on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). During monthly guided tours, patients, caregivers and health care professionals are immersed in the world of DBS to learn all about its benefits but also its risks. We look back on the two-year journey that DBS Select has embarked upon.


People with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor or dystonia are invited by their general practitioner, neurologist or neurosurgeon to Health House. Health House is an experience platform on the future of health and care, where guided tours are organized, such as ‘DBS Select’ where the content of the tour is on deep brain stimulation. "After taking the tour, patients and their family caregivers know what they can and cannot expect from DBS, which makes them better able to make a decision about the surgery”, explains Alexandra Boogers, neurology resident and clinical researcher in the field of movement disorders. Through testimonials from other patients, info charts and 3D visualizations, the DBS Select experience differentiates itself by its personal touch. Patients declared that hearing about the experience of others – before and after their surgery – gave them an honest picture of what DBS therapy entails.

"After taking the tour, patients and their family caregivers know what they can and cannot expect from DBS, which makes them better able to make a decision about the surgery”,

Alexandra Boogers, neurology resident and clinical researcher

Through testimonials from other patients, info charts and 3D visualizations, the DBS Select experience differentiates itself by its personal touch. Patients declared that hearing about the experience of others – before and after their surgery – gave them an honest picture of what DBS therapy entails.

"Patients get more peace of mind after taking the tour and can make a decision about the surgery more objectively"

Jana Peeters, neuroscientist in the field of movement disorders

The success of the DBS select storyline is evident by the large number of participants who have taken a tour over the past two years. Even despite the Covid pandemic, more than 250 people came to visit DBS Select. Thanks to this, the DBS Select experience is now also offered in French. Do you also want to participate in one of the DBS Select sessions? You can register now through the Health House webpage. https://www.health-house.be/en/calendar/ For more info about DBS Select, you can visit the DBS Select website down below.

Do you also want to participate in one of the DBS Select sessions? You can register now by clicking on our calendar page. For more info about DBS Select, you can visit the following website: https://www.dbsselect.com/en/#sessions

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