I held an ink pen out in front of me and it was steady as can be. And tears came down. – Fred, deep brain stimulation patient
Your nervous system affects the way you think, speak and move. There are many types of neurosurgery, and each is complex and delicate. Our neurosurgery team specializes in a variety of techniques aimed at the most positive outcomes and smoothest recoveries possible.
Many conditions are treated with brain surgery. The most common include:
Deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation is a treatment for movement disorders, tremors, epilepsy and chronic pain. This surgery attempts to relieve symptoms and restores proper nervous system function. During this procedure, electrodes are implanted in the brain and attached under the skin to a neurostimulator placed in your chest. Similar to a pacemaker, the neurostimulator sends electrical pulses to the brain to block pain and tremor-causing signals.
Learn more about deep brain stimulation.
Surgery can help relieve pain when non-invasive treatments aren’t enough. Your procedure will depend on the severity and cause of pain, your overall health and your post-surgery goals.