Research & Innovation


Clinical Trials

SLUHN 2013-25

Product Surveillance Registry Base Protocol

Physician & Study Coordinator


Roy S Hwang, M.D. practices Neurosurgery and Surgery in Bethlehem and Easton

Roy Hwang, MD

Study Coordinator

Susan A. Hahn



Synopsis: The purpose of the Registry is to provide ongoing evaluation of safety and usefulness of products approved for their intended use. Doing registries like this in large populations over time provides important information about product performance, patient safety and outcomes. This study will specifically study the use of products for deep brain stimulation and spinal cord stimulation. Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes within certain areas of your brain. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that regulate abnormal impulses. Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure that uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain.


Inclusion Criteria
  • All patients who sign an informed consent who receive a Medtronic device for deep brain stimulation or spinal cord stimulation.