Services Overview

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Functional Neurosurgery

Functional neurosurgery, one of the fastest growing types of neurosurgery, provides hope to patients with previously untreatable neurological conditions. At UVA, we use state-of-the-art technology for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Our treatment techniques include:

Neuromodulation

Deep brain stimulation

Gamma Knife

These treatments are safer and more specific for condition than previously offered methods. We treat:

Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, Tourette’s syndrome and hemifacial spasm

Epilepsy

Spasticity of cerebral origin (MS and spinal cord injury)

Neuropsychiatric conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression

Chronic pain from neuropathic injuries or diseases, as well as malignant causes

Trigeminal neuralgia, post herpetic neuralgia and nerve injuries