Texas man has device implanted in brain to help treat epilepsy

January 30, 2015 1:53 PM

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Texas man has device implanted in brain to help treat epilepsy

A 28-year-old Texas man who was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a toddler has undergone a revolutionary procedure to implant a device in his brain to help control his seizures.

David Wenger has an implant on the left side of his brain called RNS, which stands for responsive neuro stimulator, MyFoxDFW.com reported. Doctors say the implant works like a defibrillator does on the heart, except it shocks the brain.

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