If you have Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder, Cleveland Clinic can help. Our center is among the first in the world to bring together an interdisciplinary team of renowned neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, researchers, imaging specialists, physician assistants, technicians and other specialists who offer the latest medical and surgical treatments for patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Why choose Cleveland Clinic?
At Cleveland Clinic Nevada, we offer you the most advanced and specialized care, complemented by leading programs in research and education. The Center for Neurological Restoration is nationally recognized for expertise in medical management and innovation in the surgical treatment of movement disorders as well as obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression and chronic pain.
Patients benefit from an integrated approach to care. Team members collaborate to develop individualized management and treatment plans designed to enhance patients’ function and quality of life. A robust research program ensures that patients have access to single-center and multicenter clinical trials.
Cleveland Clinic Nevada has also earned a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence designation and is a CurePSP Center of Care.
At its Las Vegas location, Cleveland Clinic has conducted more than 80 trials in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, MS, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, memory decline and normal cognition. Additionally, we offer investigator-led studies, including a study of repeated head trauma in active and retired professional fighters.
What We Treat
Movement disorders treated at Cleveland Clinic’s Las Vegas location:
- Corticobasal degeneration (CBD)
- Essential tremor
- Huntington’s disease
- Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
- Restless leg syndrome
- Shy-Drager syndrome
- Tardive dyskinesia
Oral medications may help the symptoms of some movement disorders, but may not be of significant benefit long-term.
Botulinum Toxin Injections (Botox® injections)
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin, but it provides significant relief for many types of movement, such as Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and dystonia, and is safe when injected into affected muscles in very small doses. After an injection, it blocks the signal between nerve and muscle, allowing the muscle to relax temporarily. The effect of botulinum toxin on the muscle begins approximately two to three days after injection, peaks between two and six weeks, and usually provides relief for approximately three months, at which point the injection can be repeated.
For botulinum toxin injections to be successful, it is critical that the injecting physician be specifically trained in the techniques of injecting, fellowship trained in movement disorders such as dystonia, and well-versed in the functional anatomy of the involved muscles and the type and doses of botulinum toxin to use.
Care Beyond Our Walls
If medication does not improve your symptoms or if you have intolerable side effects, you may be evaluated for surgery and referred to an expert in deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Ohio.
At Cleveland Clinic Nevada, we address Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder through two important steps:
- Accurate diagnosis
- Expert disease management
Each component — diagnosis and ongoing disease management — requires unique neurological specialization. We have carefully composed our teams to give you the greatest access to the most relevant experts at each step in the continuum of your care.
Our doctors lead the diagnostic aspect of your care; our advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants) lead the disease management aspect of your care. Throughout the course of your care, all members of your neurology team are in ongoing communication within their team and with colleagues across multiple disciplines, collaborating to provide world class comprehensive care for patients, families and care partners..
What to Expect From Us
At Cleveland Clinic Nevada, we strive to:
- Treat your conditions and keep your brain as healthy as possible.
- Provide a support system for you and your loved ones.
- Offer you and your loved one's opportunities to participate in clinical research.
Learn more in our Patient Guide, which was conceived by our patient and family advisory council.
Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders challenge families, who rise to the occasion by becoming care partners for their loved one. Patients rely heavily on their family caregivers, who often suffer tremendous stress, particularly when they lack knowledge and experience.
Quality patient care is of utmost importance at Cleveland Clinic. Many of the treatment options offered by our center require multiple evaluations. Scheduling these appointments with the appropriate providers can be challenging to navigate. That is why our staff developed a comprehensive system that walks patients through our care process from the initial phone call to the final evaluation.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Cleveland Clinic’s Las Vegas location, you can expect the following evaluation process:
Step 1: Call our Appointment Schedulers
To schedule an appointment, call 702.483.6000.
Our patient service representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.
Step 2: Patient Registration
When you call to schedule an appointment, our patient service specialist will register you as a new patient to Cleveland Clinic. Please have your basic information, including your address, phone numbers, emergency contacts and current insurance information, available when you call. You will also need a referral from your primary care provider or general neurologist.
Step 3: Verifying Payment Options
We will discuss your payment options, which span commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and cash. You will know prior to your appointment what your estimated cost will be.
Step 4: Identifying the Appropriate Physician and Scheduling the Appointment
Your patient service specialist will ask you a variety of questions in order to schedule you with the appropriate provider. It might also be necessary for your patient service specialist to review your medical history before scheduling the appointment. If this is needed, the schedulers will assist you in obtaining your medical records by contacting your primary care provider with you on the phone.
Once the patient service representative reviews the records, we will schedule you with the appropriate Cleveland Clinic physician. Please bring all reports or current scans, such as MRIs or X-rays, from your current primary care provider to your appointment.
Our office is located in Las Vegas, Nevada:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Las Vegas
888 West Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106