Content Tagged DBS Subscribe to RSS Feed

Short & Long Term effects of DBS discussed at World Parkinson Congress

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

Dr. Michael Okun presented “DBS Outcomes: What can you expect in the short term and the long term?” at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress. To watch: Click here to register […]

Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

Published: Aug 13th, 2014

The POST, a monthly magazine by Univeristy of Florida Health, published the story of 14-year-old Felipe Hanel and the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to treat his dystonia. Felipe received […]

Dystonia Deep Brain Stimulation patient on Tampa Bay news

Published: May 15th, 2014

Check out this news segment from Fox 13 in Tampa Bay about one of our patient’s deep brain stimulation surgery for dystonia. They always tell me I’m bionic.

They “breached the wall” – Interdisciplinary deep brain stimulation at UF Health profiled by Smithsonian Magazine

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

It’s true. There often is a wall between the neurosurgeon and the neurologist involved in deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures. But for the past 12 years and 1000 DBS lead implantations […]

University of Florida researchers conduct deep brain stimulation in Alzheimer’s patient

Published: Jan 31st, 2013

University of Florida in Gainesville was featured in this recent news story after they implanted their first patient with DBS for Alzheimer’s Disease. The target was the fornix, which is […]

Alzheimer’s Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Treatment at University of Florida

Published: Dec 12th, 2012

This article appeared in the Gainesville Sun about the University of Florida team that is participating in the important trial using deep brain stimulation to treat memory problems in Alzheimer’s […]

Exciting dystonia DBS patient story shared

Exciting dystonia DBS patient story shared

Published: Oct 8th, 2012

In generalized dystonia, muscles that should contract & relax to cooperate with each other contract at the same time and fight against each other. This causes awkward & painful postures […]

TEDx Video on Deep Brain Stimulation is “Talk of the Day”

Published: Sep 16th, 2012

A video of our talk on deep brain stimulation from the 2012 TEDxUF event was posted as a “Talk of the Day” on TEDx’s Google Plus, Twitter & Facebook this […]

A Shift Back Toward GPi Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Jun 27th, 2012

Time to Consider GPi DBS for Parkinson’s Disease: A Shift in the Practice of Patient Selection for DBS Michael S. Okun, M.D. Read Dr. Okun’s What’s Hot in Parkinson’s disease […]

UF Researcher’s Harvest Stem-like Cells from Post-mortem Parkinson’s Disease Brains & DBS Leads

Published: Jun 10th, 2012

This was an interesting study by Dr. Wang in Dennis Steindler’s laboratory at the UF McKnight Brain Institute. This group was able to harvest stem-like cells from post-mortem brains (after-death […]