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Jesse Jensen's Deep Brain Stimulation Story

When he was just five years old, Jesse Jensen of Missoula, Mont. began having tics, or involuntary movements, and was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome . The tics were so violent they caused him intense neck pain and kept him out of regular school for 10 years. Last spring, Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Kendall Lee, M.D., and [...]

  • Expertise and experience. At Mayo Clinic, highly skilled doctors with extensive experience in treating Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders offer you the latest diagnostic methods and treatments.
  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, a team of specialists — including doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), mental health conditions (psychologists and psychiatrists) and others — works together to evaluate and treat your condition.
  • New research. Mayo Clinic research includes studying deep brain stimulation as a possible treatment for Tourette syndrome, focusing on people who don't respond to medical treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Aug. 10, 2012