More patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease seek care at Norton Neuroscience Institute than any other provider in Louisville or Southern Indiana.
In addition to Parkinson’s, other movement disorders include:
- Essential tremor
- Huntington’s disease
- Tourette syndrome
Norton Neuroscience Institute provides comprehensive care for patients with all types of movement disorders affecting the brain. Cressman Parkinson’s Center, located on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus, is the area’s premier center for comprehensive care of these complex medical conditions.
Neurologists, functional neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and physical therapists work together to create a treatment plan encompassing medical, surgical and rehabilitation options. Newer treatments and services available for movement disorders include levodopa infusion pump therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and a Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) Clinic.
Neurosurgeons are fellowship trained to surgically treat movement disorders through interventions such as deep brain stimulation (DBS). We offer both awake and asleep DBS. Thanks to advancements in technology, asleep DBS is possible using intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans that map the brain in three dimensions for more accurate targeting. Other potential benefits of asleep DBS include lower risk of hemorrhage, reduced anxiety and patients do not have to stop their medication on the day of surgery.
In addition, a dedicated patient navigator guides patients through their care journey, provides answers and connects them with resources, including extensive support services, groups and classes.