About Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) (Procedures)
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive treatment for certain types of intractable epilepsy and major depression. VNS uses an implanted stimulator that sends electric impulses to the left vagus nerve in the neck via a lead wire implanted under the skin.
Learn more about Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) in our Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Community Report.
|Daily Nov 22, 1996 - Last Update|
Nov 22, 1996
EffectivenessMajor (for epilepsy)
Side effectsMild (speech problems)
BurdenNot at all hard to take