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Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease

The Movement Disorders Center is a comprehensive program specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of Movement Disorders. The Center is designated by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) as an Information and Referral Center.

All movement disorder diagnoses are represented in this program; subspecialty patient populations include over 3000 Parkinson patients, 250 dystonia patients, and 100 Huntington chorea patients. The Movement Disorder Center conducts clinical research in movement disorder epidemiology, investigational drug therapies, and surgical treatments.

The surgical deep brain stimulation (DBS) program is one of ten largest in the United States. The DBS program includes comprehensive pre-operative evaluation, dedicated intra-operative neurophysiology monitoring, and post-operative management. State of the art stereotactic functional radiosurgery is also available at the center. The Movement Disorder Center has a neurosurgical fellowship in movement disorders funded by a grant from Medtronic and is a designated Medtronic training site. Support staff includes one medical program registered nurse (RN), one surgical program RN, nurse practitioner, neuropsychologist, and rehabilitation specialist. The Movement Disorders Center works closely with the lay public through its network of 15 APDA support groups in the tri-state area.

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