Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center

A National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence

Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorder CenterThe Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center is directed by Rajesh Pahwa, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis, treatment and research of Parkinson's disease.  The Center offers diagnostic and treatment services for persons with Parkinson’s disease and related conditions including progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy and Lewy body dementia as well as essential tremor and other tremor disorders.

The Center also offers specialized speech, swallowing, occupational and physical therapy as well as social services.  In addition to the use of various medications, surgical interventions for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and other movement disorders are available and include deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus, globus pallidus and thalamus.

Educational information about Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atropy, Lewy body dementia and essential tremor is also provided. Various educational programs are presented each year and information about regional support groups and other programs and classes is available.

Participation in research studies developed by the Parkinson’s Disease Center is offered. Patients may also participate in clinical research pertaining to investigational medications. The center is recognized as a Center of Excellence in clinical care, research and outreach by the National Parkinson Foundation (Miami, FL).

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Parkinson's patients may have chance to go pill free. (KCTV5)

Boxing for Parkinson's Disease (KSHB)

Please call the National Parkinson Foundation - Heartland at 913-341-8828 for more information about boxing programs for Parkinson's disease in the Kansas City area. 

Poppo's Electric Brain
Poppo's Electric Brain - A children's introduction to deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery.

Last modified: Dec 11, 2016
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