Toronto Western Hospital |
Maps & DirectionsMcLaughlin Pavilion – 7th Floor
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 5729Fax: 416 603 5004
DBS Nursing TeamPhone: 416 603 5800 ext. 2356
DBS Administrative AssistantPhone: 416 603 5800 ext. 6167
Neuropsychology ClinicPhone: 416 603 5755
Psychiatry DepartmentPhone: 416 603 3996
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment for many movement disorders (particularly for Parkinson's Disease, dystonia, tremor and other involuntary movements) that can help patients when medication do not work well enough. DBS cannot cure these conditions or change the progression of the disease, but it can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
At the DBS clinic, we begin the evaluation process to confirm your eligibility to undergo DBS surgery and we continue to follow and monitor those patients that have had DBS surgery.
Eligibility and pre-op assessments for Parkinson's disease patients involves appointments with Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatry, a Levodopa Challenge and the DBS Neurology team. The assessments for other conditions vary depending on clinical needs.
As a large multidisciplinary team, you can expect a Fellow Doctor, a Nurse Practitioner or a Nurse Coordinator to evaluate you before you see the main Neurologist.
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