Marilyn suffered from essential tremor for decades, unable to perform many ordinary tasks most of us take for granted. Then she found the DBS team at SLUCare, and her life took a dramatic turn for the better. Watch this video to see Marilyn's SLUCare story.
SLUCare neurologist Dr. Pratap Chand, neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Bucholz and neuropsychologist Dr. Lauren Schwarz form the deep brain stimulation team at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. These highly trained specialists treat patients with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.
Patients who are candidates for DBS are often at a point in their disease where medication no longer controls their symptoms. DBS is currently being studied for treatment of severe, chronic depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and epilepsy. The technology that allows the team to perform DBS surgery without an invasive, stabilizing head frame was pioneered at SLU.
DBS can have a profound effect for people like Marilyn, who've suffered from severe symptoms of movement disorders.
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