© 2003

Surgical Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

  • Daniel Tarsy
  • Jerrold L. Vitek
  • Andres M. Lozano

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rationale for Surgical Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ali Charara, Mamadou Sidibé, Yoland Smith
      Pages 19-39
    3. William C. Koller, Alireza Minagar, Kelly E. Lyons, Rajesh Pahwa
      Pages 41-50
  3. Surgical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease and Tremor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Rajeev Kumar, Anthony E. Lang
      Pages 53-67
    3. Esther Cubo, Christopher G. Goetz
      Pages 69-85
    4. Michael G. Kaplitt, William D. Hutchison, Andres M. Lozano
      Pages 87-98
    5. Sherwin E. Hua, Ira M. Garonzik, Jung-Il Lee, Frederick A. Lenz
      Pages 99-113
    6. Diane K. Sierens, Roy A. E. Bakay
      Pages 115-128
    7. Simon Parkin, Carole Joint, Richard Scott, Tipu Z. Aziz
      Pages 129-143
    8. Steven S. Gill, Nikunj K. Patel, Peter Heywood
      Pages 145-152
    9. Daniel Tarsy, Thorkild Norregaard, Jean Hubble
      Pages 153-161
    10. Jens Volkmann, Volker Sturm
      Pages 163-173
    11. Aviva Abosch, Anthony E. Lang, William D. Hutchison, Andres M. Lozano
      Pages 175-187
    12. J. Eric Ahlskog, Joseph Y. Matsumoto, Dudley H. Davis
      Pages 241-256
  4. Surgical Therapy for Dystonia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


There has been a resurgence in stereotactic surgery for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, tremor, and dystonia, and with it a growing need for up-to-date information about these procedures. In Surgical Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders, a panel of highly experienced neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neuropsychologists, and neuroanatomists join forces to create an integrated, cutting-edge survey of all the methodologies necessary for successful surgical treatment. On the surgical side they review a variety of techniques for Parkinson's disease, including thalamotomy, pallidotomy and bilateral pallidotomy, subthalamotomy, pallidal and thalamic deep brain stimulation, and subthalamic deep brain stimulation. Surgical therapy for tremor and dystonia is also covered. On the patient side, the authors systematically examine the key issues involved in patient selection, patient assessment before and after surgery, brain target localization, and postoperative programming of brain stimulators.
Comprehensive and authoritative, Surgical Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders integrates the diverse techniques now available in this rapidly growing field to provide a practical guide to effective treatment of patients afflicted with these disorders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Tarsy
    • 1
  • Jerrold L. Vitek
    • 2
  • Andres M. Lozano
    • 3
  1. 1.Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Emory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Toronto Western HospitalTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Surgical Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders
  • Editors Daniel Tarsy
    Jerrold L. Vitek
    Andres M. Lozano
  • Series Title Current Clinical Neurology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-921-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-9736-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-312-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 368
  • Number of Illustrations 59 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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"This is an excellent resource for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other practitioners who work in the field of movement disorders. Written and edited by experts in the field, the book provides concise but comprehensive reviews of the current thought on patient selection, surgical techniques, and even postoperative management of these complicated patients." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"...provides an excellent reference for those within the field on the state-of-the-art...summarizes the relevant and up-to-date science of movement disorder surgery and would certainly be a valuable addition to a neurosurgical library." - British Journal of Neurosurgery

"...a welcome addition to the catalogue as the first comprehensive reference book on (Parkinson's Disease)." - Age and Ageing