Movement Disorders Surgery

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At Lehigh Valley Heath Network (LVHN), neurosurgeons specializing in surgery for movement disorders, such as essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease, work with you to find the procedure that meets your needs and offers you symptom relief.

Need Immediate Care?
For emergency services, call 911.

For non-emergency walk-in care, try an ExpressCARE location.
Need help scheduling or have a question?
Call 888-402-LVHN (5846).

Your neurologist and neurosurgeon work together to offer you customized, comprehensive care for movement disorder. If we determine that surgery will offer you the best results, we will discuss your options with you. We want you to feel informed and confident about your health care decisions.

Our neurosurgeons also have extensive experience performing procedures such as deep brain stimulation and Gamma Knife® surgery to help you improve your mobility and quality of life.

Neurosurgeons at LVHN provide expert surgical procedures for movement disorders including essential tremor, cervical dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.

Essential tremor surgery

Medical treatment is typically the first line of treatment for people with essential tremor, a movement disorder that causes shaking in the hands and other parts of the body. But for some people with severe tremor, medication may not stop the shaking and symptoms. Surgery may then be an option.

We provide a range of surgical procedures, including many minimally invasive techniques:

Cervical dystonia surgery

  • Deep brain stimulation

Parkinson’s disease surgery

There are many different types of surgery that can help with Parkinson's disease, a movement disorder that causes tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement. The goal of most of the procedures is to improve the stiffness and tremors. In some cases, you may be able to reduce your medication dosage after surgery. Procedures we provide include:

  • Lesion surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation

 

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