Asleep DBS with Robotics Guidance

Denver DBS Center board-certified neurosurgeon David VanSickle, MD, PhD, was the first in the world to perform Asleep deep brain stimulation (DBS) utilizing the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System. Robotics guidance provides Dr. VanSickle the opportunity to improve the accuracy of the DBS lead placement, the most important aspect of DBS. The more accurate the lead placement, the better control over symptoms of movement disorders, like Parkinson’s disease.

  • Looking for more information about Asleep DBS? Check out our webpage and download our “Awake vs. Asleep DBS” guide.
  • Curious about how DBS can help you better control your symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, reduce medication usage, and more? Review our, Is DBS for Me? Parkinson’s disease page.
  • Interested in more information on the world's first Asleep DBS surgery using the Mazor Robotics Guidance System by Dr. VanSickle? Visit our News page.
  • Want more information about the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System? Learn more here.


Denver DBS Center is the most experienced Colorado DBS facility in the Rocky Mountain region, performing the most Asleep DBS procedures. To schedule an appointment, call us at 1.855.202.9303.