What is the Reed Procedure®?

In the Reed Procedure® an implantable neurostimulator is placed underneath the skin, at the target areas, to control migraine headaches. Similar to a pacemaker’s purpose for the heart, where a small battery is placed under the skin and a tiny wire passes up to the heart to pace it, the same is true for the implantable neurostimulator. For headache sufferers, tiny wires pass underneath the skin to superficial locations in the head, and once turned on, effectively stop the headache. The success rate is over 80%. The battery lasts up to 10 years and when in need of replacement, consists of a quick 30-minute procedure. The implantable neurostimulator is completely reversible and can be removed at any time.

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