JUNE LECTURE
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery:
Candidacy, Risks, and Management

Saturday, June 10, 2017







PRESENTERS

J. Michael Desaloms, MD

Dr. Desaloms graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1992. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery in 1998 and was Chief Resident prior to joining Dallas Neurosurgical and Spine in 1998. Dr. Desaloms served as Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department and Director of the Movement Disorder Surgery Center at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas where he remains on staff. Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Desaloms is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.



Madhavi Thomas, MD

Dr. Thomas earned her medical degree at Andhra Medical College, India and completed postgraduate training in the UK in internal medicine and subspecialties, including neurology. She served as faculty for the Movement Disorders Center at Baylor College of Medicine and then worked at Experimental Therapeutics Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland until March 2005. She is now President of North Texas Movement Disorders Institute, Inc., a center for clinical care and research in movement disorders located in Bedford, Texas. Dr. Thomas has specialized training in botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation treatment. She has completed several research studies, and is published in major neurology journals and textbooks.



Lecture Description

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can result in a dramatic reduction of Parkinsonian symptoms and can improve the quality of life in well-selected patients with Parkinson's disease. However, not all patients will be candidates for this surgical procedure. Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes within certain areas of the brain. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that can help regulate abnormal impulses.
Identifying patients who are likely to benefit from DBS is critically important toward successful surgical intervention and long-term management. Attend this presentation to learn characteristics of a good DBS candidate, the associated risks, and the intricacies involved in programming the device.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

• Describe the basics of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery as a treatment option for Parkinson's disease;

• List three characteristics of an appropriate candidate for DBS;

• State at least two advantages, disadvantages, and/or complications associated with DBS

Disclosures:

J. Michael Desaloms, MD

Financial: Receives an honorarium for lectures at Parkinson Voice Project
Non-Financial: None

Madhavi Thomas, MD

Financial: Receives an honorarium for lectures at Parkinson Voice Project
Non-Financial: Is a volunteer member of Parkinson Voice Project's Medical Advisory Board

Continuing Education Units

Participants who meet the eligibility criteria for earning ASHA CEUs will receive .15 ASHA CEU's if the following conditions are met: pay a $30 registration fee prior to the start of the lecture; attend the entire lecture; and complete a post survey. Please note: partial credit is not offered to participants who do not attend the entire lecture.