Implanted device curbs Valpo man’s seizures - May 15, 2013

Courtesy of NWI Times

May 15, 2013 11:43 am • Dan Shelton, The Times

A car crash nearly 13 years ago put Valparaiso resident John Camacho in a coma for two weeks. Regular seizures interrupted his progress toward recovery. That changed 14 months ago. After undergoing an hour-long procedure at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus in Merrillville, Camacho now has a regular stream of electricity pulsing into his brain via a wire device implanted in his chest. It dispenses Vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, therapy.