Movement Disorders Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and comprehensive management
The Montefiore Einstein Movement Disorders Center is a collaboration between our Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Neuropsychology departments. Fellowship-trained and highly experienced specialists from these disciplines work to evaluate all potential candidates for deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS), which has been demonstrated in multiple randomized clinical trials to provide better clinical outcomes than medial management alone.
Prospective patients are evaluated by dedicated Movement Disorders Neurologists to ensure that their medical regimen is optimized and, if necessary, that patients meet the criteria for surgery. In tandem, a Neuropsychologist will ensure that there are no comorbid conditions that warrant additional therapy. Prospective patients undergo a high resolution brain MRI with specialized sequences to identify the relevant subcortical nuclei and adjacent white matter tracts.
Potential surgical candidates are reviewed in a multidisciplinary conference to ensure best practices and to optimize outcomes. DBS surgery is performed by Dr. Emad Eskandar, former president of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), who is highly experienced in all aspects of surgery for movement disorders and has performed more than 1,000 implants, and Nrupen Baxi, MD, who completed a fellowship in Stereotactic & Functional Fellowship in 2015 and has been performing DBS Surgery for over seven years.
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Mark F. Mehler MD, Chair, Neurology
Emad Eskandar MD, MBA, Chair, Neurological Surgery
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