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DBS for Tourette Registry shows benefit for select patients

DBS for Tourette Registry shows benefit for select patients

Published: Jan 18th, 2018

University of Florida researchers are leading a multinational registry that tracks the progress of patients who have received deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome. In a report published in JAMA […]

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 […]

WebMD article with advice for worsening Parkinson disease

Published: Oct 25th, 2016

WebMD and the Davis Phinney Foundation collaborated with our co-director Dr. Michael Okun on a new article that is more of a mini-course called “My Parkinson Disease Is Getting Worse! […]

Neural Network Modulation – a historical review in New England Journal of Medicine from Dr. Okun

Published: Sep 8th, 2014

Deep brain stimulation has helped more than 100,000 people with various neurologic disorders around the world.

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 […]

App developed at UF Health for estimating deep brain stimulator battery life

Published: Feb 11th, 2014

The UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and the UF Digital Worlds Institute have developed a mobile app for clinicians that will assist them in assessing the battery life of patients’ deep brain stimulator devices.

A Preventable Complication of Deep Brain Stimulation.

Published: Jun 8th, 2013

Dr. Foote and Dr. Morishita at the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration published a paper this month that discusses a potentially preventable complication of deep brain stimulation: cerebral venous infarction.

Florida Medical Student Publishes a Paper on Estimating Deep Brain Stimulation Battery Life

Published: Mar 28th, 2013

University of Florida medical student Kaihan Fakhar published an important paper this month on estimation of deep brain stimulator battery life.  This paper was a follow-up to a previous medical […]