Cutting Edge Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
Holy Cross Hospital’s Neurosciences program offers comprehensive care for patients with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. Parkinson’s Disease is the most common of these movement disorders, which also include other diagnoses such as dystonia, essential tremor, Tourette’s syndrome, and tremor due to multiple sclerosis and stroke.
The hospital offers the state of the art surgical treatment for movement disorders: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Patients benefit from a multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of movement disorders. Individualized treatment plans focus on controlling symptoms and improving the quality of life.
The team includes many neurologists with specialty training in movement disorders throughout the area, highly experienced neurophysiologist , and a leading neurosurgeon, Zachary Levine, MD, medical director of neurosurgery—an expert in DBS and a dedicated surgical team of physician’s assistants, and operating room staff.
DBS is a minimally invasive, image guided surgical procedure that is helping many patients with Parkinson's disease and movement disorders gain control over their tremors and other symptoms.
Medications, physical therapy, exercise and pain management may also be used alone or in combination to help diminish common symptoms.
To find a movement disorder specialist, call 301-754-8800 or search the physician directory.