This surgical procedure destroys a group of cells in the internal globus pallidus, the major area from which information leaves the basal ganglia. This procedure is most effective in relieving dyskinesias and tremor, but also helps some of the other symptoms of advanced Parkinson's. Much more needs to be learned about the effectiveness of all these procedures. At present, they should be reserved for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease, which is not adequately responding to medications or for patients with very complicated treatment regimens and severe dyskinesias or motor fluctuations.
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.
When it is determined that surgery is the best option, MemorialCare offers a range of surgical approaches, from traditional open surgery to minimally invasive surgery. We make your needs and patient safety the top priorities and together we make the right choice.
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.
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