Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Deep Brain Stimulation and Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s disease

In this session of Dr. Gilbert Hosts, special guest Dr. Ihtsham ul Haq shared his expertise regarding deep brain stimulation (DBS) and focused ultrasound (FUS) and answered audience questions live.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and focused ultrasound (FUS) are two (2) medical procedures that can help treat certain symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Each can be quite beneficial, but they are not appropriate for everyone. In this exciting episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts, we learned about the differences and effects of each procedure. 

Watch the broadcast now on APDA’s YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe to the APDA YouTube channel for more informative and important resources for Parkinson’s disease.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Dr. Ihtsham ul Haq

Dr. Ihtsham ul Haq is Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Movement Disorders Division at the Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami. His passion for the study of the brain began at Columbia University, where he completed degrees in Bioengineering and Philosophy. He obtained his medical degree at SUNY Downstate and his Neurology residency training at Georgetown University. After his residency, he spent three years at the University of Florida’s Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration program at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases as a movement disorders fellow. He was previously an Associate Professor at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery before taking his current position at the University of Miami.

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