I was one of the first patients to undergo the MR guided Focused Ultra Sound treatment for essential tremor in my right hand. Dr. Pouratian is the first neurosurgeon in Southern California to do this procedure, which has been done in Europe but was only recently approved by the FDA for use in the US. My result was a small miracle. For the first time in 25 years I can sign my name, raise a glass of liquid to my mouth to drink, do all the little daily activities with my right hand. Dr. Pouratian and his large staff were all wonderful, every one of them patient, compassionate and caring. Especially so were the neurologists Katy Cross MD and Yvette Bordelon MD, and the NP Ana Tchicaya. Thank you to Dr. Pouratian and to everyone at UCLA Neurosurgery from a very grateful patient.

Healthgrades – Carol P.