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Dr. Melissa Houser to Lecture on Managing Parkinson’s with Deep Brain Stimulation

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 6–8 p.m. — Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla

Join neurologist Melissa Houser, MD, as she presents valuable information for people who are interested in managing Parkinson’s symptoms with deep brain stimulation (DBS). Topics include:

  • A look at the physiology of Parkinson’s Disease, including common symptoms and how they can be addressed.
  • An explanation of how candidates for DBS are reviewed and chosen.
  • A summary of the most recent research related to DBS and its success in managing Parkinson’s symptoms.
  • DBS programming and other capabilities offered by the Scripps Clinic Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center.

Additionally, a patient will share his or her experience using DBS to control symptoms.

Free. Light Refreshments will be provided. CALL 1-800-SCRIPPS (800-727-4777) TO REGISTER.

About Dr. Houser

Melissa Houser, MD, is medical director of the Scripps Clinic Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center, with office locations in Torrey Pines and Rancho Bernardo. As one of the few fellowship-trained movement disorder specialists in the San Diego area, she has successfully treated hundreds of local Parkinson’s patients with deep brain stimulation. Dr. Houser’s primary research interests and activities focus on using functional neurosurgery as a treatment for various movement disorders and other neurological conditions. 



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