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High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson's, Essential Tremors, and Dystonia Patients

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Dr. Bruno Gallo, Neurologist at First Choice Neurology and Dr. Justin Sporrer, Director of Functional Neurosurgery Baptist Hospital, bring relief to patients who suffer from Parkinson's disease, essential tremors, and dystonia.

MIAMI - eTradeWire -- The High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound system focuses up to a thousand small ultrasound waves on a small target deep within the brain, a location known to have abnormal activity in tremor patients. The treatment is non-invasive, and the waves originate outside the head, but where they converge, the high energy causes a disruption of the abnormal cells and subsequently reduces tremor.

This new technology allows us to use lower, reversible, energy to "test out" the target for maximum effect before initiating irreversible high energy treatment. "Think of it like taking a test drive, to make sure we have the perfect location and best effect", says Dr. Sporrer. Dr. Justin Sporrer and Dr. Bruno V. Gallo are seeing patients now to discuss High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound amongst other options for the treatment of tremor and movement disorders.

Dr. Justin Sporrer, the Director of Functional Neurosurgery Baptist Hospital at Miami, and Dr. Bruno V. Gallo, Medical Director of Movement Disorders, and Neurologist with First Choice Neurology, work collaboratively to bring relief to patients who suffer from Parkinson's disease, essential tremors, and dystonia. Under their direction, the first essential tremor and dystonia patients were treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS) shortly after resuming elective surgeries in June. Through the careful placement of stimulation leads and skilled devise programming, these patients have experienced a tremendous reduction in disordered movement and significant improvement in the quality of life.

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High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound is currently FDA approved for the treatment of patients with essential tremors and tremor-dominated Parkinson's disease.

Bruno V. Gallo, MD, Neurologist at First Choice Neurology and Director of the Parkinson and Neuromodulation Center at Baptist Hospital performs the pre-operative evaluation, intra-operative recording and testing, and post-operative programming of deep brain stimulation (DBS) patients, vagal nerve stimulation, and the newly approved Duopa Intestinal Gel therapy.

For additional information, visit https://www.fcneurology.net/

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