Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Although there is currently no cure for Parkinson's Disease however there are medications, therapies and surgical treatments available to help treat the symptoms of Parkinson's. Every patient is different and what works best for one may not work for another. Each patient is evaluated on an individual basis and we work with our Neurology partners and the patient to determine the best treatment option for the patient and their families.

Medications

Various medications are available that provide different benefits. You can read more about each medication by clicking on it.

  • Levodopa
  • DopamiAmantadinene agonists
  • COMT inhibitors
  • Selegiline
  • Anticholinergic medications

Surgery

For many patients with Parkinson's, desired results are achieved with medication and they are effective for maintaining a good quality of life. However as the disorder progresses, some patients develop variability in their response to treatment. There are various surgery treatments being done to treat symptoms of Parkinson's. Our Parkinson's expert will review each patient on a case by case basis and will weigh the benefits of surgery against the risks, taking into consideration the patient's symptoms and overall health. At SCCNS we believe that the safest and most minimally invasive approach be used to treat patients with Parkinson's. One such treatment that we provide is Deep Brain Stimulation or DBS.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) offers a safer alternative to other surgeries such as pallidotomy and thalamotomy. DBS utilizes small electrodes which are implanted to provide and electrical impulse to the targeted areas of the brain that control movement, blocking the abnormal nerve signals that cause Parkinson's symptoms and tremor.

For a brochure or more information on DBS as a treatment, please contact our office.

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