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Can brain surgery treat Parkinson's disease?
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In brief: Yes, it sure can!!
Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with minimized symptoms) & greatly reduce dyskinesia (twisting, writhing, jerking movements during "on" time).
Good candidates must be not demented, psychiatrically stable, & still demonstrating good symptom relief from meds, but with inconsistent results.

In brief: Yes, it sure can!!
Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with minimized symptoms) & greatly reduce dyskinesia (twisting, writhing, jerking movements during "on" time).
Good candidates must be not demented, psychiatrically stable, & still demonstrating good symptom relief from meds, but with inconsistent results.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology
In brief: Stimulator
Surgery involves implantation of an electrical wire that stimulates a part of the brain that frees movement, allowing better movement and walking.
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In brief: Stimulator
Surgery involves implantation of an electrical wire that stimulates a part of the brain that frees movement, allowing better movement and walking.
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Dr. Felix Brizuela
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