Deep brain stimulation is basically a pacemaker for the brain. Rather than putting electrodes in the heart, electrodes are placed in a very precise manner deep in the brain to treat an array of neuropsychiatric conditions. With deep brain stimulation, we are targeting deep circuits of the brain where there is abnormal brain activity. The precise target used depends on the diagnosis, symptoms, and other patient specific factors.Learn More
Dr. Nader Pouratian is an associate professor of Neurosurgery, Bionengineering, and Neuroscience at UCLA where he directs the Center for Neuromodulation, the Neurosurgical Movement Disorders Program, and the Peripheral Nerve Surgery Program. After completing his residency and enfolded training in functional neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, He built his current practice at UCLA which includes neuromodulation, radiosurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery and stimulation. His integrated clinical and research interests focus on using and developing novel neuromodulatory approaches toameliorate neurological disease, including targeting peripheral, nerve, spinal, cortical, and deep brain structures.Learn More
Dr. Pouratian is my neurosurgeon and performed DBS (deep brain stimulation) surgery on me in 2012. From the moment I met him I felt comfortable and knew I was in good hands.
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