Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic

The Massachusetts General Hospital Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center provides comprehensive care for patients with Parkinson's disease and related conditions.

Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center: 617-726-5532

Deep Brain Stimulation

Our neurosurgeons use deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat patients with a wide variety of movement disorders.  DBS involves implanting an electrode in the brain to interrupt and stimulate nerve activity. Our center uses the most advanced stereotactic technology, microelectrode recordings, for optimal lead positioning and the best patient outcome. The most common movement disorder we treat is Parkinson's disease. Other disorders that can be treated using deep brain stimulation include Essential tremor and Dystonia.

Mass General was one of the first hospitals to perform DBS and today we also use it to treat many different types of Dystonia which include:

  • Genetic dysonia
  • Generalized dystonia
  • Hemidystonia
  • Segmental dystonia
  • Focal dystonia, such as Spasmodic torticollis

Conditions & Diseases

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease (PD or, simply, Parkinson's) is a slowly progressing, degenerative disease that is associated with symptoms such as tremor or trembling of the arms, jaw, legs and face, stiffness or rigidity of the limbs and trunk, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), postural instability or impaired balance and coordination.

Patient Education

  • Take Charge (Parkinson's)

    An action plan for managing your Parkinson's (PDF)

  • Yoga & Lecture Series for Parkinson's

    Join us for a monthly one hour, instructor-led yoga class specifically designed for persons with Parkinson’s disease. Yoga class is followed by a lecture by a Parkinson’s specialist.

  • Parkinson's Disease and the Family

    The "Parkinson's Disease and the Family" book is a guide for people with Parkinson's disease, and their friends and family. It provides medical and practical information in an approachable, easy-to-read manner.

News

Video

  • Video about Parkinson's and LBD research

    Parkinson's Symposium at MIND- 2008

    Momentum in our Pursuit of Cures - Research advances in Parkinson's, Lewy Body dementia, and Parkinson's-Plus disorders. Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Director, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND), formerly Chief of Neurology Service.

  • Neurology bicentennial logo

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, 2011 Part I

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, October 13, 2011. Past History of MGH Neurology; Overview of MGH Neurology; Telestroke and Acute Stroke Service; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Pediatric Neurology.

  • Neurology bicentennial logo

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, 2011 Part II

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, October 13, 2011. Clinical and research presentations on ALS, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease

  • Neurology bicentennial logo

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration 2011 II HD

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, October 13, 2011. Clinical and research presentations on Huntington’s Disease, Epilepsy, and Neuro-Oncology.

  • Partners Neurology Residents at Mass General

    Partners Neurology Residency

    Neurology residents, program graduates, faculty members, and the education director talk about training at Mass General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Contact

Contact Us

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Wang Ambulatory Care Center

15 Parkman Street8th Floor, Suite 835 Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-5532

Mailing AddressParkinson's Disease and
Movement Disorders Center
8th Floor, Suite 835
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114Clinical Coordinator

Phone: 617-726-5532

Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center: 617-726-5532

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