The Movement Disorders Program at Yale New Haven brings together specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-genetics, and neuropsychology to provide patients with complex movement disorders individualized care, including drug therapies, botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation.
Conditions We Treat:
- Parkinson's disease
- Gait disorders
- Huntington's disease
- Restless leg syndrome
- Stiff-person syndrome
- Tic Disorders
- Tremor Disorders
Treatment Options Include Deep Brain Stimulation
Patients have access to advanced diagnostic and treatment options, including deep brain stimulation (DBS), for refractory symptoms of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.
During deep brain stimulation, electrodes are implanted into select areas of the brain. When stimulated by a battery-operated device, these electrodes influence the faulty communication between brain regions, helping to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. A committee that includes neurologists, a neurosurgeon, and neuropsychologist meets monthly to evaluate patients who might qualify for DBS treatment and to discuss optimal therapies. We also offer a Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group for patients and their loved ones who have undergone or are considering deep brain stimulation to treat these conditions.