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Functional Neurosurgery Program

The Functional Neurosurgery Program provides comprehensive evaluation and care for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, medically refractory depression and certain chronic pain syndromes.

Why Choose URMC Neurosurgery?

The Functional Neurosurgery team at URMC combines expertise of national clinical and thought leaders in the medical treatment of movement disorders with surgical procedures available in few areas of the country.

Backed by an internationally renowned research team at the Movement & Inherited Neurological Disorders (MIND) unit at URMC, our team is able to offer cutting edge evidence based treatments for diseases like:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Refractory Psychiatric Diseases
  • Chronic Pain Syndromes

Our team excels at sub-specialized treatments like:

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (micro-electrode guided DBS) for movement disorders
  • Microvascular decompression for central pain syndrome
  • Focal radiofrequency ablation
  • Motor cortex stimulation

Our comprehensive treatment plans guide patients from diagnosis thru to rehabilitation.

URMC’s holistic patient centered care ensures that our team works together to tailor treatments for specific needs of patients.

Our Team

Our experienced multidisciplinary team includes Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Neurophysiologists, Nutritionists and Social workers who bring with them decades of experience and a model of care that truly provides medicine of the highest order and the best possible outcomes (link to outcomes) for patients with seizures and epilepsy.