MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center offers a new, groundbreaking treatment for people suffering from Essential Tremor (ET) using an incisionless method called Neuravive MR-guided Focused Ultrasound to treat ET of the dominant hand.
MR-guided Focused Ultrasound is an incisionless treatment for people with Essential Tremor who have not responded to medication and for people with tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease. It uses focused sound waves guided by MRI to provide treatment deep in the brain with no incisions or permanent implants. During the procedure, thermal ablation of the ventral intermediate nucleus (Vim) of the thalamus is performed under MR imaging for visualization of patient anatomy, real-time thermometry, as well as immediate confirmation of treatment outcome.
Patients must be at least 22 years of age, evaluated by their physician following a CT scan and definitive diagnosis of Essential Tremor.
Leading the neurosurgical component of the new MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Program at Orange Coast Medical Center is Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D., a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with significant experience treating patients with essential tremor. He has performed more than 500 deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures and started the DBS program at Orange Coast with world-renowned neurologist, Daniel Truong, M.D.
MR-guided Focused Ultrasound is covered by Medicare and some major insurance plans. For more information on this treatment:
The Neuroscience Institute’s highly qualified, interdisciplinary team of renowned physician specialists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, other clinicians and support staff are involved in specialized centers, each with their own expertise.
The Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Disease Program at Orange Coast Medical Center provides comprehensive, compassionate and timely treatment for patients with movement disorders with some of the top neurologists and neurosurgeons in Orange County.
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