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VNS-Vagus Nerve Stimulation Monitoring

Vagus nerve stimulation can be used to treat epilepsy when other treatments haven’t worked. Vagus nerve stimulation is also a treatment for depression, and it’s being studied for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, migraine and Alzheimer’s disease.
There’s one vagus nerve on each side of your body, running from your brainstem through your neck to your chest and abdomen.
With vagus nerve stimulation, a device is surgically implanted (by a neurosurgeon) under the skin on your chest. A wire is threaded under your skin connecting the device to the left vagus nerve. When activated, the device sends electrical signals along the vagus nerve to your brainstem, which then sends signals to certain areas in your brain.
Many people with epilepsy don’t respond to anti-seizure drugs. Vagus nerve stimulation may be an option to reduce the frequency of seizures in people who haven’t been helped by medications.
Vagus nerve stimulation may also be helpful for people who haven’t responded to standard depression treatments, such as anti-depressant medications and psychological counseling (psychotherapy).

When Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Be a Good Option

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved vagus nerve stimulation for people who:
  • Are 12 and older
  • Have focal (partial) epilepsy
  • Have seizures that aren’t well controlled with medications
Lakeside has numerous patients who have had the stimulator implanted for successful treatment of their seizures. If you would like to know more information about vagus nerve stimulation – our providers will be happy to explain the benefits of this form of treatment.
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Lakeside Neurocare Limited
(Located Inside Mercy Medical Center)
Enter Mercy Medical Center off of Oakwood Road. Use the main entrance. When you enter the hospital, you will find an information desk on your right. Behind the information desk, there is a bank of elevators. Take one of these elevators to the 2nd floor and exit towards your left.​​
2700 West 9th Ave., Ste. 225
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-223-5580
Fax: 920-223-3580
Business Hours
Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
24-Hour Answering Service
Lakeside Neurocare Limited
(Located inside Aurora Medical Center)
Enter Aurora Clinic. We are located on the 2nd floor, Suite 250 (Specialty Suite). Take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor and look for Suite 250.​

855 Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-223-5580  
Fax: 920-223-3580
Business Hours
Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
24-Hour Answering Service
Lakeside Neurocare Limited
(Located inside Berlin Memorial Hospital - Lower Level)
Enter through the main entrance at Thedacare Berlin Hospital. Take one of the elevators just past the information desk on the right side to the lower level. Exit the elevator. We are in the specialty suite on your right.

225 Memorial Dr.,
Berlin, WI 54923
Phone: 920-223-5580  
Fax: 920-223-3580
Business Hours
Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
24-Hour Answering Service
Lakeside Neurocare Limited
(Located inside St. Agnes Hospital)
Enter St. Agnes Hospital. Take elevator B (near medical imaging) to the 4th floor. Watch for the signs directing you to Lakeside Neurocare.

430 E. Division St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: 920-923-5526  
Fax: 920-923-5871
Business Hours
Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
24-Hour Answering Service
Lakeside Neurocare Limited
(Located inside Ripon Hospital)
Enter Ripon Hospital through the main entrance. Use the stairs or elevator to get to the 2nd floor. Turn left and enter the clinic/specialty area – register at the reception desk.​
835 Parkside St.
Ripon, WI 54971
Business Hours
Every other Friday
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
24-Hour Answering Service