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World-Class Care in Steady Hands

Your brain is one of the most important and interconnected parts of your body. So, it only makes sense to find a care team with renowned expertise in a variety of specialties — all working together to help you regain control of your body and your life. 
 
At the AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute, our team of trusted physicians and specialists in deep brain stimulation is ready to help you or a loved one regain control and feel like yourself again.

What to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation

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Informed, Connected Care

To qualify for deep brain stimulation, you’ll be evaluated by experts from several specialties related to movement disorders.

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  • Movement Disorder Neurology

    An “ON-OFF” evaluation helps us record how much a patient with Parkinson’s disease can control their motor functioning when their medication wears off.

  • Neurology and Imaging

    Our neurology and imaging technicians will perform a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test on your skull, which allows us to clearly visualize your brain.

  • Neuropsychology

    Testing your memory and language skills while you’re on medication helps us identify and prepare for any risk factors that may result from surgery. Testing takes around four hours.

  • Neurosurgery

    We’ll help you decide which surgery, if any, is right for you.

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

    Our physical and occupational therapists will observe your motor skills and evaluate how you perform everyday activities. 

  • Speech-Language Pathology

    Based on your condition and your personal needs, you may be referred to a speech-language pathologist who will assess your oral proficiency before your procedure.

Performing Surgery for the Entertainer

A professional ventriloquist, Mark Wade relied on his voice tricks and puppet control to make people laugh. When his movement disorder started to interfere with his performance, Mark sought our help.

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Brain Stimulation Care Every Step of the Way

When you’re planning for deep brain stimulation, you meet a lot of specialists and schedule a lot of appointments. That’s why we’re making it easier to navigate this journey with a dedicated care team that will assist with the details.