Surgery

To make an appointment with a Parkinson's disease specialist, call 410-328-4323.

Surgery may include thalamotomy, pallidotomy or the placement of deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices.

The DBS system maybe located in the thalamus, pallidum, or subthalamic nucleus.

Meet our Parkinson's
Disease Team

It is crucial that only appropriate patients be selected for surgery since all patients with Parkinson's disease are not suitable to undergo these procedures. The surgical team performs a comprehensive battery of assessments to assist in advising the patient whether to proceed with a surgical option.

The Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center neurosurgical team includes Howard Eisenberg, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.

For more information about the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service, please call 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).