Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration has an integrated, multidisciplinary team offering the latest medical and surgical interventions to patients with intractable movement disorders and other neurological impairments.
Our center is one of the most experienced in the world at performing deep brain stimulation (DBS), having implanted hundreds of neuromodulation devices to improve quality of life and function in patients with disabling movement disorders. We maintain vigorous basic and clinical research programs that allow us to offer patients appropriate opportunities to participate in clinical trials and cutting-edge treatment modalities.
A Pilot Flies Again After Surgery
From Despair to Deliverance: Surgery Ends a 26-Year Nightmare
Essential tremor disorder ate away at Dirk Hoch’s small motor skills for more than 25 years. What started as a slight difficulty with his handwriting progressed slowly but steadily to the point where about the only thing he could eat was oatmeal out of a large plastic mixing bowl, held in his arms instead of his unsteady hands. Read More
Deep Brain Stimulation Restores an Active Life
Waneta Huey spends her days babysitting her active toddler grandson, Hunter. The task brings her great joy – and is no small feat for a woman who was in such bad health several years ago that she stopped caring if she lived or died. Read More
DBS Saved a Life and an Acting Career
Lucy Roucis’s ordeal started when she couldn’t hold a yogurt container without shaking. The 27-year-old was on an audition for a commercial and was asked to hold the yogurt steadily in her hand — something that suddenly seemed impossible to do. Read More