Improving Quality of Life for Patients with Movement Disorders Through Deep Brain Stimulation

MUSC Health neurosurgeon Istvan Takacs, M.D., co-director of the Gamma Knife Center, describes how deep brain stimulation (DBS) works, the advantages of performing it awake and how it can dramatically affect the quality of life of patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. At MUSC Health’s Movement Disorders Program, neurosurgeons and neurologists and other members of the care team collaborate closely to provide patients seamless, comprehensive care.

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Istavan Takacs, M.D..

Istavan Takacs, M.D.

Co-Director, Gamma Knife Center Education Lund University Residency University of Linkoping, Karolinska Hospital (Sweden) Fellowship University of Toronto University of Arizona Specialties Neurosurgery Cancer - Brain & Spine Tumors

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