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.
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 Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center neurosurgical team includes Howard Eisenberg, M.D. from 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).
This page was last updated: May 24, 2013