John Watkins, former deputy premier, speaks about the Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis that he kept private until recently and his decision to undergo Deep Brain Stimulation.
In early February, Sydney DBS Neurosurgeon Dr Raymond Cook presented at the Canadian Neuromodulation Society 10th annual meeting in British Columbia, Canada. Dr Cook spoke to peers from around the world on ‘GPI DBS Rescue for Severe Dyskinesia or Dystonia Following STN DBS in Parkinson’s Disease – Dual or Replacement Therapy?’. Other invited speakers included Dr Joachim K. Krauss from Germany, Dr Simon Thomson from the UK and Dr Juan A. Barcia from Spain. For more information http://www.neuromodulation.ca/default.asp?mn=1.42
In this week’s video, Sydney DBS Neurosurgeon Dr Raymond Cook discusses the effect of Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes muscles in the body to contract or spasm involuntarily. The involuntary muscle contractions cause twisting, repetitive and patterned movements as well as abnormal postures.
Sydney DBS Neurosurgeon, Dr Raymond Cook, talks about his experience with Deep Brain Stimulation in Essential Tremor. This neurological disorder is characterised by the involuntary shaking or trembling of particular parts of the body, usually the head and hands.
In this week’s video, Neurologist Dr Paul Silberstein talks about how he first became interested in the Deep Brain Stimulation procedure and what encouraged his interest in using DBS to help his patients.
Sydney DBS will post a series of videos where Neurosurgeon Dr Raymond Cook & Neurologist Dr Paul Silberstein answer questions on Deep Brain Stimulation.
The short and informative videos will be posted weekly and will feature Dr Cook & Dr Silberstein answering a variety of commonly asked questions around the history of DBS in Australia, the DBS procedure and what’s involved, conditions DBS treats, when and how our doctors became involved, and what happens after you’ve had DBS.
These videos provide helpful information to a patient considering Deep Brain Stimulation for their Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia, Essential Tremor or Tourette Syndrome.
The first of our weekly videos features Neurosurgeon, Dr Raymond Cook, discussing the success rate of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease.