Why choose Ochsner Health for deep brain stimulation?
Tremors, stiffness, slow movements and other symptoms of neurodegenerative movement disorders can upend everyday life. Symptoms can complicate basic tasks, such as eating, dressing and walking, and make pursuing your passions difficult. A variety of treatments can help you control symptoms.
One therapy that is effective for some patients is deep brain stimulation. Ochsner is home to one of the longest-running deep brain stimulation programs in Louisiana and Mississippi, making the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute at Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans a leading destination for this treatment.
Deep brain stimulation is a type of therapy where an implanted device similar to a heart pacemaker sends electrical signals through thin insulated wires to specific areas of the brain. These electric pulses to the brain modulate the nerve signals that may cause symptoms associated with movement disorders. At Ochsner, our extensive experience and multidisciplinary approach to care allow us to precisely tailor this treatment to each patient’s needs.