Recently, there has been a spur of interest in the surgical treatment known as deep brain stimulation (DBS) among the Parkinson’s community. Although, this procedure is by no means a ‘novel’ or ‘new’ treatment being approved by FDA back in the late 1990’s for tremor and 2002 for PD has begun to reach general streamContinue reading “Taking a Closer Look at DBS: By Dr. De Leon”
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Bowel Incontinence Another Embarrassing Casualty of PD: By Dr. De Leon
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Tips for Getting Ready for Surgical Procedures When You have PD: By Dr. De Leon
“I had plastic surgery last week. I cut up all my credit cards.” Henry Youngman As I get ready to undergo yet another diagnostic procedure I am reminded about the possible perils of navigating conscious sedation and anesthesia with PD. One of the hardest things is being asked to stop your medication the night beforeContinue reading “Tips for Getting Ready for Surgical Procedures When You have PD: By Dr. De Leon”