Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorder Center
The physicians in the Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center at Mount Sinai are experts in the diagnosis and management of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. The Center’s staff and physicians are committed to creating a patient-centered, caring environment for all people who come seeking a diagnosis and cutting-edge management options.
Under the direction of Steven Frucht, MD, the Movement Disorders Center’s team of outstanding specialists employs a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of movement disorders. Our team works closely with primary care physicians, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, rehabilitation specialists, neuropsychologists, and social workers to ensure that all persons who come to the Movement Disorders Center receive outstanding and comprehensive care.
What We Treat
At the Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center, our team of highly skilled specialists employs state-of-the-art technologies for diagnosing and treating both hypokinetic and hyperkinetic movement disorders. Hypokinetic movement disorders are characterized by an abnormal slowing down or paucity of movement, as seen in Parkinson's disease. Hyperkinetic movement disorders are characterized by excessive, involuntary movements, as seen in dystonia, dyskinesia, Huntington's disease, tics, myoclonus, and tremor disorders.
Our physicians are experts in movement disorders that affect children, adolescents, and adults, including:
- Ataxic disorders
- Dystonia and focal dystonias, such as cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, task-related dystonias, and other dystonic disorders
- Essential tremor and other tremor disorders
- Huntington's disease and other choreiform disorders
- Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism syndromes, such as multiple system atrophy (MSA), corticobasal degeneration, and olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA)
- Restless legs syndrome (Willis-Eckbom Disease)
- Tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome
- Spasticity related to stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, head/brain injury, and spinal cord injury
- Wilson’s disease
Research and Clinical Trials
The Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorder Center treatment programs are complemented by robust basic science and clinical research programs. These research efforts are designed to uncover the causes of movement disorders. This understanding will lead to more effective treatments and improved quality of life for people living with movement disorders.
The Movement Disorders Center at Mount Sinai offers patients the opportunity to participate in research through clinical trials. Learn more about the movement disorders research at Mount Sinai
Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center
5 East 98th Street, Box 1138
New York, NY 10029-6574