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Novel Techniques Offers New Freedom to Patients with Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Dystonia, and Tremor
Date:12/1/2008

Dr. Brian Snyder, a neurosurgeon at Neurological Surgery PC of Long Island, NY, describes how state-of-the-art treatments in which he is specially trained can help relieve some of the symptoms caused by neurological diseases. Neurological Surgery, P.C. is a practice composed of some of the most highly trained doctors in the New York area. Aside from neurological and spine treatments, the practice also offers MRI testing, pain management, neuro-oncology and physical therapy.

Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) December 1, 2008 -- Neurological Surgery, PC, welcomes Dr. Brian J. Snyder to the practice. Dr. Snyder is one of the very few neurosurgeons on Long Island trained to perform the procedures which are described below.

Dr. Snyder uses his advanced training to perform Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Gamma Knife Thalamotomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), and seizure surgery to help patients with Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Dystonia, and Tremor.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a relatively new technique that offers patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia the opportunity to gain improved function and freedom from many of the disabling symptoms of their diseases. Through two small holes in the skull, electrodes are placed into critical portions of the brain that are connected to a battery placed just under the collar bone. This "brain pacemaker" can help restore normal function to the area in which it is implanted. It may help
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