Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders
Our renowned team of experts offers the most advanced means of treating complex disorders of the nervous system and recovering lost function. As a pioneer in functional neurosurgery, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with some of the most debilitating conditions.
Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders We Treat
We treat a wide range of disorders, including but not limited to:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
- Essential Tremors
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Tourette Syndrome
Treating Movement Disorders With Deep Brain Stimulation
Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, can turn daily activities into difficult tasks. Fortunately, there is a treatment option that can significantly reduce the associated motor symptoms. As one of the most advanced surgical treatment for movement disorders, deep brain stimulation (DBS) involves a high-frequency stimulation of targeted sections of the brain. By sending electrical pulses to the area of the brain associated with the disorder, patients can better control their symptoms.
Our physicians at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have performed more than 500 DBS implants, and our neurology team manages one of the largest groups of DBS patients. We use the latest intraoperative adjuncts, including microelectrode recording, intraoperative CT, and high-resolution 3T MRI, for the utmost precision.
Additional Treatments for Movement Disorders
- Microvascular Decompression
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Intrathecal Drug Delivery
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Cyberknife and Gamma Knife)