Offering People Hope and Improved Quality of Lives
Common yet complex, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia and other movement disorders often start gradually and are sometimes misdiagnosed. Even when diagnosed early and correctly, they can become difficult to manage.medstargeorgetown.org/dbs
Controlling Seizures, Improving Lives
Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the United States or about one out of every 100 Americans. Many people spend years—often their entire lives—taking various medications for their epilepsy, usually with good results.medstargeorgetown.org/epilepsy
What Can I Do To Manage My Parkinson’s Symptoms?
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder.
Characteristic primary symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremors, rigidity, slow movement (bradykinesia) and poor balance. Additionally, many people suffer with difficulty walking (referred to as “parkinsonian gait”) as well as reduced vocal loudness. But there is hope.
No matter the size of your contribution, each and every gift to the Department of Neurosurgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is appreciated and acknowledged. Charitable gifts made in our name help our Department address its most critical needs, including:
- Patient Education
To donate to the Department of Neurosurgery at MedStar Georgetown, please visit: Charitable Giving
The numerous gifts received each year ensure that Georgetown Hospital is able to continue providing superior clinical care for over 16,000 inpatient and 500,000 outpatient visits seen each year.
Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, Chair