Parkinson’s Disease, Tremor
and other Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders

This is a general term that includes a number of conditions that a neurosurgeon (particularly a stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon) may treat. These include:

The above conditions can be treated with deep brain stimulation, or in some cases (especially tremor) with disconnecting an aberrant circuit in the brain by an operation called a thalamotomy.

The most modern and least invasive method of doing a thalamotomy involves using more than 1000 ultrasound sources focussed onto the target delivered by a neurosurgeon in an MRI unit with the patient in a stereotactic head frame. This is called MRI-guided focussed ultrasound (MRgFUS) and Dr Jonker is pleased to be the neurosurgeon in the first team in Australia to offer this treatment.

  More about Parkinson’s Disease
  More about Tremor and Dystonia

 

MRgFUS Treatment for Tremor, Exablate Neuro

 

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