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Seizure/Movement Disorders
New Technology for old problems
Seizure disorders affect a little over 1% of this nation’s population. Unfortunately, sometimes medications are not sufficient to control the seizure disorders. In that setting, surgeons can offer several different possibilities. One of the more common possibilities is to isolate the seizure to a specific location in the brain and when possible reduce the irritation or remove the offending tissue. In addition, seizure disorders can be treated with stimulation devices which can reduce seizures by 67% after three years. Various approaches to seizure disorders involve other innovative techniques, which I offer through my practice.

Movement disorders are a similar situation. In this setting the brain’s normal control of the way we move our arms and legs becomes less efficient. This can be due to ageing or other processes such as Parkinson’s disease. A similar example is famous boxer Muhammad Ali who has a problem with tremor movements in his arms and difficulty with his feet due to accumulated trauma in his head. Movement disorders can be caused by a variety of different issues, but many of the procedures available to treat them deal with common pathways. As such, movement disorder surgery has been very successful both when done on a limited basis externally to reduce local spasmodic areas in the arms and legs or more central procedures. We offer a wide range of similar procedures to reduce the effect of movement disorders on a person’s quality of life.

Botulinum injections
Motor point Blocks
Baclofen pumps
Nerve stimulation techniques
Vagal Nerve Stimulators (Cyberonics Inc.)
Resective Seizure Surgery