Our goal, at the Center for Neuromodulation, is to expand our transdisciplinary service line, which is dedicated to providing clinical care and developing new technology in the field of neuromodulation. We offer outpatient services at Mount Sinai Beth Israel-Downtown and The Mount Sinai Hospital to treat chronic pain and movement disorders. We offer deep minimally invasive surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Our research efforts focus on the basic mechanisms, cost-efficacy and quality of life issues, biomarkers of patient selection and response, and development of new intellectual property in the field.
In addition to surgical treatment, we offer social support, physical therapy recommendations, speech therapy recommendations, and continuing education in the form of patient events and support groups.
We also provide several specialty programs: the Neuromodulation Wellness Program, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Volunteer Patient Ambassador Program, DBS Second Opinion and Correction Assessment Clinic, and the Movement Disorders Partnership.
We have the busiest neurosurgical center in the northeast focusing on DBS. If you were told that you are not a good candidate for the procedure, or if you had DBS surgery elsewhere and are unhappy with the results, we can offer a second opinion, and maybe a second chance at a normal life. We believe that everyone should get a second option.
Our experienced, multidisciplinary team is familiar with diagnosing, treating, and troubleshooting the most complex and challenging conditions including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. We cater to people in the area, around the country, and around the world who are seeking the best in surgical and neurological treatments for movement disorders.
Our doctors are not only expert clinicians but are also world-class academic educators. As professors in one of the most desirable fellowship and residency programs in the world, Brian H. Kopell, MD, Ritesh Ramdhani, MD, and our expert teams manage clinical trials, drive breakthrough research, innovate new technology, and set the bar for the standard of care for other DBS neurosurgical programs around the world.
We make getting a second opinion fast and easy. We may also be able to help with DBS correction or lead replacement adjustment surgery if you have had the procedure but are not happy with the results. Contact us at 212-241-3835 to schedule a second opinion consultation. Here are the steps to the process:
- Send any applicable notes, radiological images, and On/Off Testing results (if applicable) to our office for review.
- Our team will review your documentation and schedule a consultation with one of our movement disorder neurologists.
- We will let you know what we think is the best cause of action for your particular case.
We also offer a Second Opinion Seminar, where we discuss our services at the Center for Neuromodulation, your options currently and into the future, and the advantages of getting a second opinion. More than 30 percent of movement disorders patients are misdiagnosed.
If you are going to have DBS surgery, you may find it helpful to speak to someone who went through the procedure. Whether you are dealing with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, obsessive compulsive disorder, or dystonia, the Center for Neuromodulation’s DBS Volunteer Patient Ambassadors provide support and guidance by sharing their personal experiences of illness, treatment, and return to active life.
If you would like, we can assign you a DBS Volunteer Patient Ambassador who had a similar diagnosis to yours. Volunteers speak with you over the phone and share their opinions and personal experiences. They can give you a sense of what to expect. Some questions people have asked include:
- Did you need to shave your head?
- Did you have a lot of pain after surgery?
- What was the surgery like for you?
- Are you satisfied with your results?
Please bear in mind that our volunteers are not a substitute for speaking with a medical professional since they are neither clinically trained nor hospital employees.
If you would like to speak to a one of our ambassadors, please call 212-241-3835 or 212-241-0050.
At the Center for Neuromodulation, we have an interdisciplinary teamdedicated to choosing the right treatment for you, in collaboration with all of your doctors at Mount Sinai and your current internal medicine or family practice doctor. Interdisciplinary means that we partner and communicate with all your physicians at MS. We will also collaborate with your existing doctors to tailor a treatment that is best for you. If you already have a neurologist, you can choose to see us once a year for an evaluation and we will work with your doctor.
We have Neuromodulation Wellness Counseling to optimize your health before and after deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures. It is geared to treating neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease. The program will address a variety of central pathological mechanisms such as inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance. It will also tackle hormonalimbalances related to aging, which can exacerbate these conditions.
We will assess patients when they first enter the program, using:
- Lab tests, including hormonal analysis
- Comprehensive physical exam, including lean body mass
- Nutrition and diet information
Then we will develop individualized wellness plans for each patient, which can incorporate nutritional, dietary supplements and neutraceuticals, exercise, and meditation.