Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D.
Essential Tremor (ET) affects about 10 million Americans. ET is a neurological condition causing shaking of the hands, head and voice, but it can also cause the legs and trunk to shake. It’s often confused with Parkinson’s disease, although it is eight times more common. MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center now offers a new, incisionless procedure for people suffering from Essential Tremor using a method called MR-guided Focused Ultrasound for treatment of ET in the dominant hand, as well as those with tremor-dominant Parkinson’s-disease. Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Neurosurgeon, Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how this Medicare-covered treatment is performed, who is eligible as a candidate, benefits of the procedure and what to expect post-procedure.
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