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Buffalo General Medical Center
E Building, 2nd Floor
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Parkinson's Disease Comprehensive Movement Disorder Center

Kaleida Health offers a comprehensive program for diagnosis, treatment, education, research and support for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. This group is exclusive to Western New York and serves those with Parkinson's as well as other movement disorders. The center participates in various medical and surgical clinical trials. Free valet parking is available for patients at the main entrance and wheelchair service to the clinic is provided as needed.

The highly specialized team of fellowship-trained Parkinson's experts treat patients with functional movement disorders. The center offers the most current medical and surgical treatments and procedures available. Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor, is only available at Buffalo General Medical Center's Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center. The center has recently been designated an official “Outreach Center” by the National Parkinson's Foundation.

The multidisciplinary program specializes in the treatment and evaluation of:

  • Parkinson's disease and other Parkinsonian syndromes
  • Essential Tremor
  • Spasmodic torticollis and other focal or generalized dystonias
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Blepharospam
  • Unusual movement disorders
  • Medically refractory spasticity secondary to Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and stroke.

Treatments Offered for Patients:

  • Current Medications - the most current medications for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Botulinum Toxin - injections for treatment of spasmodic torticollis, hemifacial spasm, blepharospam, focal dystonias and spasticity
  • Intrathecal Medication - pump implants for treatment of spasticity , dystonia (i.e. Baclofen), and chronic pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator – Neurostimulator implant for the treatment of chronic pain
  • Deep Brain Stimulation and Gamma Knife Thalamotomy

For additional information, please visit our website at www.ubneurosurgery.com. Click on "Diseases," then click on " Movement Disorders."

Other Services

Movement Disorders Center Services and Programs

Parkinson's disease new patient evaluations include:

  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Exercise program
  • Neuropsychology

The “Parkinson's Wellness Group of Western New York,” the Buffalo chapter of the “National Parkinson Foundation," meets on the third Wednesday of each month, with services from physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, nursing, and caregiver training and support. At each meeting, a medical lecture is provided by local Parkinson’s disease medical experts, with group or individual patient therapy, and caregiver education and support. A yearly “Parkinson’s Disease Education Symposium” for patients and their families is held with lectures from local and nationally known Parkinson’s specialists.

The Young Onset Parkinson’s Group meets monthly one hour before each regular meeting, with Mark Gunther, M.D. (Neuropsychologist) and Pat Weigel, RN, as facilitators. “Caregiver Training” classes are now available and are facilitated by trained staff, Carolyn Doyle, NP, and Pat Weigel, RN.

For more information on time, meeting location, and current events, call (716) 218-1020.

For additional information go to: www.ubneurosurgery.com