The Movement Disorder Surgery Program was established at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1993. The University of Kansas Medical Center was one of the primary centers for the investigation of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor before approval by the FDA. The University of Kansas Medical Center remains a leader in the use and research of deep brain stimulation and other surgical procedures as treatment options for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia.
Dr. Nazzaro works very closely with the neurology team led by Rajesh Pahwa MD, Director of the University of Kansas Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. The University of Kansas movement disorders surgical team includes neuroanesthesiology, neurology, neurophysiology, and operating room staff and hospital nurses with extensive experience specific to the procedures and patient management.