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Surgical Movement Disorders Center
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The UCSF surgical movement disorders (SMD) center is one of the most highly regarded multidisciplinary programs in the world. It is also one of the busiest deep brain stimulation implanting centers on the West Coast with a wide referral base. A team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropyschologists, and clinical nurse specialists work to provide excellent clinical care to patients and to improve their quality of life.

The Surgical Movement Disorders Center provides treatment and management of:

    Parkinson’s disease
    Dystonia
    Essential tremor
    Other Movement Disorders
    Spasticity (treated with bolulinum toxin injections)


Please visit the referring Guidelines for Referring Physicians, to help determine if your patient would be a candidate.

Our clinical services offer a wide range of support and care for people living with movement disorders. If you would like to refer a patient for a consultation, please visit how to refer a patient section for more information.

We also participate in many clinical trials of new therapies for movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor. For more information on enrolling in clinical trials, contact our office at (415)-353-2311.

Our affiliated program at the San Francisco Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center is one of only six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (PADRECC) established by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs.