Visiting OHSU for Deep Brain Stimulation

The deep brain stimulation team at OHSU offers experience, outstanding outcomes and a multidisciplinary expert team working together for you. We are located in Portland, Oregon, one of the United States’ most livable cities.

We make DBS surgery as convenient for you as possible. If you live outside the Portland, Oregon, area, we try to schedule multiple appointments with our Parkinson's experts on the same day, and in some cases may be able to offer telemedicine appointments.

The OHSU DBS team is here to meet your needs and support your referring provider as much as possible.  When you talk to us, we will review your situation and work with your referring provider to create a plan.

Some appointments and the electrode placement are done at OHSU Hospital, on OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus.

Other appointments and the stimulator placement are done at OHSU’s Center for Health & Healing at South Waterfront.

Learn about parking at OHSU.

See an interactive map of OHSU.

Get OHSU maps you can print.

Portland International Airport was named America’s Best Airport by Travel & Leisure magazine for the last three years. Get air travel information.

Rent a car at the Portland airport.

See all options for getting to OHSU from the Portland airport.

Drive to OHSU.

Learn about taking public transportation to OHSU.

Use the Uber ride service in Portland.

Use the Lyft ride service in Portland.

Get a taxi in Portland.

Learn where you can stay when you come to OHSU, including RV parking at OHSU and in the Portland area and where pets can stay. Ask about the OHSU discount.

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Get general information for OHSU patients and visitors, including information on staying overnight in the hospital, insurance and more.

Learn about services for patients and families at OHSU.

Billing and insurance.

Read about patient rights and responsibilities.