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Barrow is one of the leading institutions in the country for deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device called a “brain pacemaker,” which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain to help control symptoms.
Barrow neurosurgeons and neurologists were involved in early clinical trials of the therapy and have developed expertise that is hard to find in this emerging field. Patients travel from throughout the country to receive treatment at Barrow’s deep brain stimulation program, offering remarkable therapeutic benefits for movement and affective disorders that are resistant to other types of treatment. Conditions that have benefitted from DBS include Parkinson’s disease, tremor and dystonia.
The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center offers a DBS clinic that makes it easier and faster for potential candidates to be seen. This comprehensive resource offers education, medical evaluation, psychological assessment, imaging, surgery and post-surgical monitoring in one convenient location.
For more information about this groundbreaking care, please call 855.900.5305 or visit barrowneuro.org.