The UCSF surgical movement disorders (SMD) center is a well-established, internationally recognized program. It is also one of the busiest deep brain stimulation implanting centers on the West Coast with a wide referral base.
The mission of the center is to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive multidisciplinary care to patients with movement disorders. They offer a variety of services that include comprehensive neurological evaluations, medication treatment and disease management, botulinum toxin injections, neurosurgical procedures including deep brain stimulation, and deep brain stimulation programming.
The medical staff includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, radiologists, and nurses who have specialized training in movement disorders and the problems associated with these conditions whose goal is to provide individualized comprehensive care.
The SMD Center also has an active clinical research and basic science research program aimed at further understanding the pathophysiology of movement disorders, identification of structural and functional brain changes, the development of novel DBS implantation techniques, the use of gene therapy in Parkinson’s disease, and the evaluation of patient outcomes after deep brain stimulation treatment.
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