Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery
The stereotactic and functional neurosurgery program at Yale encompasses the treatment of movement disorders, spasticity and the treatment of intractable pain . It is designed to meet the needs of patients who are considered to be refractory to the best medical management and are therefore considered as candidates for neurosurgical interventions requiring a high degree of precision using both neuroaugmentive and neuroablative techniques. As such it involves the collaboration of the Movement Disorder Clinic (Bahman Jabbari, MD), physiatrists, and both medical and radiation oncology specialists insuring that patients are carefully screened prior to recommending a surgical intervention. This multi-disciplinary effort is only possible in a university based tertiary referral center such as Yale, where the various disciplines can be brought together in the complex management of these disorders, which are at best managed with difficulty in the community setting. Hence, one of the primary aims of the program is to provide a service to neurologists and neurosurgeons at large who are faced with complex functional disorders requiring multi-disciplinary expertise. In addition to our physician staff, we have a superb nurse coordinator that is instrumental in the coordination and delivery of care to our patients in Mati Marcano, MA (203-785-5765).