MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor Patients
Essential Tremor (ET) affects about 10 million Americans. ET is a neurological condition causes shaking of the hands, head and voice, but it can also cause the legs and trunk to shake. It’s often confused with Parkinson’s disease, although it is eight times more common. MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center now offers a new, incisionless treatment for patients suffering from Essential Tremor (ET) using a method called MR-guided Focused Ultrasound to treat Essential Tremor of the dominant hand. Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Neurosurgeon, Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how this treatment is performed, who is eligible as a candidate, benefits of the procedure and what to expect post-procedure.