Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease results when some of the nerve centers in the brain lose their ability to regulate muscle movement. As a result, an individual may have rigid muscles, tremors and difficulty walking and swallowing. Our nationally recognized physicians are expert in a procedure called "deep brain stimuation" in which a stimulator is implanted to assist with the movement disorder. The stimulator is placed deep within the thalamus of the brain and is attached by an internal wire to a pacemaker-like stimulator in the chest cavity. This stimulator can be programmed and controlled to help reduce or eliminate the tremors associated with Parkinson's disease.