September 16, 2021

Central Florida Roundup

UCF Lake Nona Medical Center offers incisionless brain surgery to treat Parkinson's patients

Amy Keller | 8/31/2021

UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, which opened earlier this year in Orlando’s Medical City, offers incisionless brain surgery to treat patients with essential tremor, a movement disorder, and tremors from Parkinson’s Disease that can’t be controlled with medications.

Dr. Nizam Razack, an Orlando neurosurgeon who performs the procedure, says the non-invasive technique takes place entirely inside an MRI scanner, using beams of ultrasound energy to target the cells that have gone haywire in a deep part of the brain called the thalamus. “We’re essentially putting sound energy into the brain to sort of heat up (and create a lesion in) that part of the brain that controls the patient’s tremor, and it makes it stop,” Razack says.

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