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​Movement Disorders and Epilepsy Treatment

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Several movement disorders and adult epilepsy can benefit from neurosurgical treatment approaches.

Neurosurgeons at the UPMC Movement Disorders and Epilepsy Program will evaluate you and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Treating Movement Disorders

UPMC is a leader in treating movement disorders with deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Deep brain stimulation delivers electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain that control movement, blocking the nerve signals that cause abnormal movement.

We offer both standard “awake” and MRI-guided “asleep” deep brain stimulation, depending on your condition.

» Learn more about deep brain stimulation for movement disorders.

Treating Adult Epilepsy

Neurosurgeons at UPMC are able to help adults with epilepsy lead a normal life and control their seizures through:

  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Implantation of stimulation devices

We perform a full complement of advanced diagnostic tests to make sure you receive an accurate diagnosis and determine whether surgical intervention is an  appropriate treatment.

» Learn more about adult epilepsy surgery.

Options for Deep Brain Stimulation
Dr. Mark Richardson discusses patient options for deep brain stimulation at UPMC.

Adult Epilepsy Surgery
Dr. Mark Richardson discusses the benefits of epilepsy surgery for adult patients.