Are you struggling with uncontrolled seizures?
You are not alone. About 1 in 3 people with epilepsy have the type of epilepsy that is difficult to treat with medication.
VNS Therapy is designed specifically for people living with uncontrolled seizures and is a proven long-term solution
already being used by more than 85,000 people around the world.
The goal of VNS Therapy is to prevent seizures before they start, and stop them if they do. Many people experience long-lasting seizure control with VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) Therapy.
In fact, studies have shown that seizure control with VNS Therapy continues to improve over time.
VNS Therapy may improve your quality of life.
VNS Therapy is a safe, effective treatment with benefits that have been shown to improve over time.
Benefits may include:
- Fewer Seizures
- Shorter Seizures
- Faster Recovery
- Decreased Seizure Severity
- Fewer Medications
- Improved Alertness, Mood and Memory
- Improved Quality of Life
VNS Therapy has improved the overall quality of life for many people living with drug resistant epilepsy. In addition to these benefits, a percentage (8%) of those with VNS Therapy report seizure freedom.
About VNS Therapy The VNS Therapy device sends a mild pulse through the vagus nerve to areas of the brainthat are associated with seizures in an effortto control your seizures. The goal of VNS Therapy is to prevent seizures before they start, and stop them if they do.
- VNS Therapy is delivered through a device
(generator and lead) that sends mild pulses through the
vagus nerve to areas of the brain known to be associated with seizures.
- It involves a short outpatient procedure which takes
about an hour.
- Most people go home the same day.
Additional VNS Therapy features may provide even more control.
The VNS Therapy Magnet
- An optional feature that may provide additional
- Provides you or a caregiver the ability to manually
deliver an additional dose of therapy.
VNS Therapy is not a drug. It does not have the same side
effects nor does it interact with medications.
The most common side effects of VNS Therapy include
- hoarseness or changes in voice tone
- prickling feeling in the skin
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
These side effects generally only occur during stimulation
and usually decrease over time.