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VNS® Therapy

VNS Therapy® is a neuromodulation treatment designed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy 4 years of age and older with partial onset seizures. It can safely lead to fewer and shorter seizures and better recovery after seizures.

Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Medication alone isn’t the answer for 1/3 of people having seizures. Seizures that continue after trying at least two appropriately prescribed anti-seizure medications are considered drug-resistant epilepsy.

Studies have proven that adding more medications is not likely to control this kind of epilepsy. But despite this data and what we know about the risks of living with drug-resistant epilepsy, many people continue to be prescribed multiple medications instead of being evaluated for non-drug therapy options.

If you’ve tried multiple medications yet continue to have seizures, it may be time to consider alternative treatment options.

VNS Therapy® for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

VNS Therapy is an add-on neuromodulation treatment designed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy 4 years of age and older with partial onset seizures. It can safely lead to fewer and shorter seizures and better recovery after seizures.

VNS Therapy is a small device is implanted under the skin in the chest and connected to the left vagus nerve in the neck. VNS Therapy delivers mild pulses to the brain through the vagus nerve to help prevent seizures before they start and help stop them if they do.

VNS Therapy has been used to treat more than 125,000 people with drug-resistant epilepsy, including 35,000 children, and has over 25 years of data to support it.


How does VNS Therapy® work?

VNS Therapy is delivered through a device that sends mild pulses to the vagus nerve at regular intervals throughout the day in an effort to prevent seizures.

An additional dose of therapy may stop or shorten your seizure, decrease its intensity and improve recovery after seizures.

VNS Therapy includes a short outpatient procedure, which is not brain surgery.

VNS Therapy® Delivers Stimulation in 3 Ways

Normal Mode

Normal Mode

Helps Prevent Seizures

Stimulation is delivered at regular intervals all day, every day, to help prevent seizures.


AutoStim Mode

AutoStim Mode

Responds to rapid increases in heart rate that may be associated with seizures*

An extra dose of therapy is automatically delivered at the sign of a rapid increase in heart rate, which is typical of many seizures.

*Only available in models 106 and 1000


Magnet Mode

Magnet Mode

Delivers On-Demand Treatment

Stimulation is manually delivered by swiping the included VNS Therapy Magnet over the generator to help stop or shorten a seizure once it starts


VNS Therapy’s latest technology includes features that offer treatment customization and easier management

Customized Treatment

*Only available in Model 1000

Scheduled Programming

Scheduled Programming*

Allows your doctor to program your device to automatically increase  therapy settings at intervals he or she chooses in advance until you reach your targeted dose. This option can reduce the need for you to attend follow-up appointments for programming, giving you time back to live your best life.


Day/Night Programming

Day/Night Programming*

Is an optional feature that allows your doctor to customize VNS Therapy based on your lifestyle preferences or side effect management. Your doctor can program your device to different settings for any two periods of time during a 24-hour period.

If you’ve tried multiple medications yet continue to have seizures, it’s time to question your seizure treatment.

Drug-Resistant Epilepsy – What to Expect

35% of people with seizures have the type that are resistant to treatment with medication alone. Most people whose seizures continue after trying two appropriately prescribed medications, have very little chance of achieving seizure freedom with additional drugs.

The goals when treating drug-resistant epilepsy are to enhance quality of life by optimizing long-term seizure control, minimizing side effects, and decreasing seizure severity.

More Seizure-Free Moments

With technology that’s designed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy, VNS Therapy can help overcome the burdens of uncontrolled seizures. It can safely lead to fewer and shorter seizures, less severe seizures and improved recovery after seizures.


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