Brain Surgery Treats Severe Tourette’s Syndrome
December 12, 2013
Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics. While there is no cure for Tourette syndrome, a handful of centers around the world are using deep brain stimulation to treat the most severe, chronic Tourette syndrome. This is Andrew Joannou's story.
Theater Owner Opts for Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Essential Tremor
May 20, 2013
What first began as hand trembling escalated to a severe essential tremor. Determined to better manage his symptoms, Ben Kolbert underwent deep brain stimulation at the Center for Neuromodulation at Mount Sinai.
Emergency Room Nurse Overcomes Essential Tremor
May 20, 2013
Susan Farber, NP, suffered from essential tremor so badly that she had to leave her job as an emergency room nurse. After deep brain stimulation to treat her tremor she has a new lease on life and is able to work again.
To Dream Again
December 23, 2015
Sara Gordon was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disease when she was thirteen. She was able to hold it together for seven years and then it all unraveled. Dr. Brian H. Kopell, Director, Center for Neuromodulation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, performed deep brain stimulation. "It is like a digital drug where we place an electrode in a specific circuit in a brain, regulate the electricity in that circuit and change the course of the disease.", explains Dr. Kopell.