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In the spotlight at VA Minneapolis

First deep brain stimulator surgery at Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) performed its first deep brain stimulator (DBS) implantation surgery on November 24, 2021, a huge milestone for both Minneapolis VA and the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).

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My Life, My Story by Gene

"Boys were always taught pull up your boot straps – don’t cry – get on with it. I have tried to impart to my grandson if you’ve got an issue, let’s talk about it."

Graphic with tan background and the US Army seal; it reads My Life. My Story.