Parkinson's : Deep brain stimulation
During a fundraising dinner for Parkinson's disease research, Scott sat with Dr. George Mandybur, a Mayfield Clinic neurosurgeon and member of the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. Scott, who works as an architect, knew that Dr. Mandybur performed deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for people with Parkinson's and other movement disorders. "Would DBS surgery have potential benefits for me?" he asked. The answer was yes. "I am forever indebted to the neurosurgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, and neurologists at the Mayfield Clinic and UC, and of course to God, for the amazing changes that have happened to me," Scott says. "I no longer walk with the signature hitch in my right leg. I am gaining weight and standing taller. I smile a lot more too."
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