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Find answers to your questions about deep brain stimulation.
Traveling With a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System
Generally, traveling with a DBS system is easy and safe. With a little planning and communication with your doctor, your loved ones and travel companions, you can enjoy a healthy, happy trip with confidence.
First, consult your doctor
It is important to notify your doctor about your plans. He or she can:
What to bring with you
In addition to following recommendations from your doctor, make sure to bring:
If you will be traveling by plane, keep in mind that certain metal detectors and anti-theft devices may affect your device. When you go through security checkpoints at the airport, show your patient ID card to security personal and ask how best to proceed.