Radiofrequency Ablation (Thalamotomy/Pallidotomy)
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation reduces the symptoms of movement disorders though the permanent inactivation of a precisely targeted region of brain. Principal targets of this therapy are the thalamus and the globus pallidus, two areas of the brain involved in movement. For many decades, thalamotomy and pallidotomy were the primary procedures in movement disorder surgery. Today, thalamic and pallidal DBS have largely replaced these older procedures. However, RF procedures continue to play a role in patients for whom DBS is contraindicated or who would have difficulty maintaining the DBS device.
Appointment Number: 734-764-6831
East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center
4260 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5796
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