Welcome to the Center for Neuromodulation

The International Neuromodulation Society defines neuromodulation as: "the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body."

The University of Rochester Medical Center is the only institution in the region able to provide state of the art treatment for neurological conditions considered medically intractable, such as Parkinson’s and Neuropathic pain conditions.

Our center, composed of Neurosurgeons and Pain Medicine experts are highly trained on interventions such as DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation), SCS (Spinal Cord Stimulation), Dorsal Ganglia Stimulation as well as Intrathecal Infusion Therapy.

The Center is actively pursuing research in the field of Neuromodulation, in particular SCS for failed back surgery syndrome and other neuropathies.

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Neuromodulation & Pain Treatment Outcomes


Procedures performed in the last 5 years


Complication rate (below the national average)


Success rate (at or above the national average)


Full-time pain specialists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists