Tyler Neurosurgical Associates specializes in deep brain stimulation procedures for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. DBS is a neurological treatment in which electrodes that are implanted in the brain produce electrical impulses that help regulate brain activity and prevent abnormal impulses.
What Disorders Does Deep Brain Stimulation Treat?
DBS is used to treat a number of neurological disorders, particularly those that affect movement. Some of the disorders that are treated include:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Essential Tremor
Tyler Neurosurgical Associates, P.A. offers DBS treatments for residents in East Texas, including: Tyler, Longview, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and more. Our practice also extends medical help to Louisiana and Oklahoma residents.
What are Risks Involved in Deep Brain Stimulation?
Deep brain stimulation is a relatively safe surgical procedure, but no medical treatment is without risk. Many of the potential side effects are common in brain surgery and may include bleeding in the brain, infection, stroke, or seizures. Patients can schedule an appointment with a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders to assess candidacy for deep brain stimulation. For more information on an accredited neurologist, please call our office and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.
Neurological Disorder Treatments in Tyler, TX
Deep brain stimulation is reserved for patients who do not respond to medication or other treatments. It has been proven effective in these cases, and our neurosurgeons at Tyler Neurosurgical are able to perform this surgery. If you believe that deep brain stimulation may be right for you or a loved one, please call and speak with our neurosurgical team in Tyler, Texas for more information.