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