Common Misconceptions about Deep Brain Stimulation

by:  Kara Beasley, DO

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor (ET) and dystonia. In Parkinson’s disease, DBS is best suited for patients whose medication fails to provide adequate symptom control or in whom medications cause intolerable side effects. (more…)

A 43-year-old woman is free of back pain after more than 10 years

by:  Alan Villavicencio, MD

Sara is a mother of four and a marathoner whose back pain eventually resulted in an L5-S1 artificial disc replacement surgery, after more than 10 years and two microdiscectomy surgeries performed by prior doctors. (more…)

Spine Tumor Consequences and Surgery Outcome

Monday’s second stage surgery went quite well for my spine tumor patient. The first stage of surgery was completed on Friday because of concerns of fairly significant spinal cord compression secondary to a spinal tumor. My team and I de-bulked this tumor and reestablished the spinal canal diameter anteriorly. (more…)