Parkinson's Disease - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
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Parkinson's Disease

About the Program

The Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center provides comprehensive care to patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

The Center specializes in applying advanced surgical techniques to the treatment of —

  • Parkinson's disease
  • essential tremor
  • dystonia
  • other movement disorders

Services Offered

Services offered by the Center include —

  • extensive neurological and neurosurgical evaluation to determine if a patient is an appropriate candidate for surgical treatment
  • systematic pre-operative testing of patients deemed to be candidates for surgical treatment
  • surgical treatment
  • pallidotomy, a procedure which can signficantly improve most signs of Parkinson's disease
  • thalamotomy, a procedure effective in reducing tremors



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