Our experienced surgeons use a Gamma Knife® device to focus high-energy gamma rays precisely on an area in the brain that causes tremor, resulting in the destruction of the brain cells causing the tremor. No surgical incisions or electrodes are needed, and this revolutionary treatment occurs during just one outpatient visit.
Are You a Candidate for Gamma Knife Thalamotomy?
The Gamma Knife thalamotomy procedure for essential tremor treatment is typically restricted to patients with severe tremor who are not candidates for deep brain stimulation. The procedure takes approximately one hour; benefits may begin to be apparent three to six weeks after treatment.
How Gamma Knife Thalamotomy Benefits Patients
Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) offers award-winning doctors and state-of-the-art technology to treat movement disorders, such as essential tremor.
Compared to traditional open surgery, Gamma Knife thalamotomy has several key advantages:
No need for head shaving
No incisions, no blood and no scars that need to heal
Treatment is pain-free, and in most cases a general anesthetic is not needed
No recovery time; patients can resume their normal activities in a day or two
NSPC’s Long Island and New York area medical centers provide experienced care and treatment for serious brain and spine conditions. Talk with one of our specialists to find out how Gamma Knife thalamotomy can improve you or your loved one’s health.
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For over 50 years & 350,000 patients NSPC has been a trusted global medical leader.
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Brian J. Snyder, M.D., is a functional neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor and dystonia, as well as seizure disorders and the surgical treatment of pain.