Meet the Doctor: Deep Brain Stimulation at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
Meet the Doctors of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center who share information and experience on Deep Brain Stimulation, a surgical treatment option for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and essential tremors.
Watch the video below with the Hello Woodlands interview with Dr. Allison Boyle and Dr. Saman Javedan:
Video produced by Rod Prado and Jennifer Bruse of Hello Woodlands
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Allison Boyle is a board-certified neurologist specializing in neurology and movement disorders. Dr. Boyle is certified in botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, muscle spasm, sialorrhea or tremor; intrathecal baclofen pump therapy for the control of significant or severe spastic or dystonic tone; deep brain stimulation therapies for the control of tremor, signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and focal, segmental or generalized dystonia; and lumbar punctures.
Dr. Saman Javedan is a board-certified neurosurgeon and is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS). His areas of expertise include complex cranial tumors, complex spinal tumors, spinal reconstruction, spinal fusions, minimally invasive spine surgery, movement disorders, deep brain stimulation (DBS) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
About Deep Brain Stimulation
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center was the first hospital in Texas to implant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Percept™ PC Deep Brain Stimulation system by Medtronic in patients with neurologic disorders. With the investment of new technology and experienced doctors, the procedure is now available at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. The first-of-its-kind neurostimulator uses BrainSense™ Technology and has the ability to capture and record the user’s brain signals while delivering therapy to patients with neurologic disorders associated with such conditions as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, epilepsy or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Patients undergo the deep brain stimulation system implantation in two phases over two hospital visits. During the first visit, the patient undergoes surgery to have electrodes implanted in their brain. On the patient’s second visit, connecting wires and neurostimulator is implanted.
Deep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment option for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Through a small pacemaker-like device, the brain is sent mild electrical signals to a targeted area in the brain related to the symptoms of a neurological disorder. The signals help reorganize the brain’s electrical impulses and results in improved symptoms for many neurological conditions.
For more information on deep brain stimulation treatment at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center visit http://neuro.memorialhermann.org/conditions-treatments/deep-brain-stimulation/.