Movement Disorders Center
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that can affect how people move. Large motor movements, such as walking, can be affected. Small, fine movements can be affected as well, making it difficult to write or hold small objects. Some common movement disorders are Essential Tremor, Parkinson's Disease, and Dystonia.
In recognition of the special needs of movement disorder patients and their families, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center opened the Movement Disorders Center at the Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute. Staffed by nationally recognized physicians, a full-time nurse navigator/DBS programmer and fully equipped neuroscience and rehabilitation services, The Movement Disorders Center is positioned to offer the newest, optimal treatments for our patients, including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
The Movement Disorders Center is one of the first hospitals to offer Deep Brain Stimulation to our San Fernando Valley community. Studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association confirmed that, when used for the appropriate patient, Deep Brain Stimulation is superior to medication in controlling the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, increasing "on" times by four - six hours in more than 70 percent of patients.
To learn more about our Movement Disorders Center, call our Nurse Navigator at 818-847-DBS1 (3721), or e-mail us.