Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center first to implant FDA-approved deep brain stimulation device
Device will help physicians develop data driven treatment for neurologic
and movement disorders
Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) recently became the first hospital in
Texas to implant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Percept™ PC
Deep Brain Stimulation system by Medtronic
in patients with neurologic disorders.
honored to be the first hospital in Texas to implant this device in our
patients,” said Albert Fenoy, M.D., director of Deep Brain Stimulation Program
and neurosurgeon at UTHealth
Neurosciences at Memorial Hermann-TMC. “This device will allow our team to
capture our patient’s brain signals and help us to develop data driven
treatment for them.” Fenoy is also associate professor of neurosurgery in the
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern
Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
first-of-its-kind neurostimulator uses BrainSense™ Technology and has the
ability to capture and record the user’s brain signals while delivering therapy
to patients with neurologic disorders associated with such conditions as
Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, epilepsy or
undergo the deep brain stimulation system implantation in two phases over two
hospital visits. During the first visit, the patient undergoes surgery to have
electrodes implanted in their brain. On the patient’s second visit, connecting
wires and neurostimulator is implanted.
Deep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment option for
patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
Through a small pacemaker-like device, the brain is sent mild electrical
signals to a targeted area in the brain related to the symptoms of a
neurological disorder. The signals help reorganize the brain’s electrical
impulses and results in improved symptoms for many neurological conditions.
For more information on deep brain
stimulation treatment at UTHealth Neurosciences and Memorial Hermann-Texas
Medical Center visit http://neuro.memorialhermann.org/conditions-treatments/deep-brain-stimulation/.