William McK. & Marcia N.Thompson Center for Restorative Neurosurgery
- Founded 2004
- Assessment and surgical treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia
- Most experienced center for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the Rocky Mountain region
The CNI Movement Disorders
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The CNI William McK. & Marcia N. Thompson Center for Restorative Neurosurgery provides a comprehensive program of assessment and surgical treatment for patients with disabling movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. The Thompson Center is closely aligned with the CNI Movement Disorders Center, which provides advanced resources, expertise and comprehensive care to patients with various movement disorders.
At the Thompson Center for Restorative Neurosurgery, patients undergo an extensive baseline assessment that includes cognitive and psychological testing, followed by a surgical and rehabilitation program that is individually tailored to the requirements of the patient. Careful evaluation by neuropsychology, neurosurgery, neurology, rehabilitative medicine and other specialties also occurs prior to surgery. The center offers inpatient and outpatient case management to speed enrollment, scheduling, and access to follow-up care, while facilitating communication with patients, family members and referring neurologists.
While surgery is not recommended for all patients, the following procedures may be an effective option for individuals living with debilitating movement disorders:
Deep Brain Stimulation - This advanced procedure involves the surgical placement of electrodes within the brain, which are then programmed to transmit continuous electric pulses that block tremor-causing impulses from specific areas of the brain. While not suitable for all patients, DBS has proven effective in reducing and even eliminating debilitating tremors in some patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
Stereotactic Surgeries - These minimally invasive surgeries deliver pinpointed doses of radiation to permanently inactivate specific tremor-causing areas of the brain.
Intrathecal Baclofen Pump (ITBP) Implantation - This procedure may be an effective treatment for patients with severe spasticity.
Rajeev Kumar, MD
The Thompson Family Foundation assists in funding the CNI William McK. & Marcia N. Thompson Center for Restorative Neurosurgery. Additional donations are appreciated and support both the center and its patient services.