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Deep Brain Stimulation at The Univ of S. FL in Tampa

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#1 Stringer



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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:58 PM

Dear Group and Doctors,

I am the daughter of a 78 year old man living in Naples FL who has been suffering from PD for 20 years. Excpet for various symptoms arising from having PD, my dad is in good health. We are considering DBS for him and are meeting with a movement disroder specialist in Tampa in February. I have been told there are good places to have DBS in Gainsville and Miami, but I haven't heard anything about The university of south Florida in Tampa, which is the locale we are considering. Locale is a huge issue as I live in NY and will the driver and will have to commute not just from NY but from Naples. There are 2 doctors that do the surgery in Tampa. I just want to be sure my dad is in good hands. I dont' want to name drop on this forum but I'm guessing the doctors are known. Can anyone reassure me of their capability? Because my dad can no longer use a computer, and my mom is denial, this is up to me. It's a big responsibility. Thanks.

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

I am going to suggest you call the 1-800 helpline and speak to one of our nurses. The number is listed on our main website at www.parkinson.org

Also, we have some free videos on the website and a free PDF booklet on DBS.

You need to always do your homework when selecting a center that best fits your needs.

Good luck.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

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