Deep Brain Stimulation & Epilepsy Videos

Movement Disorders

Brain Pacemaker
'The Cure' TV segment profiles three Parkinson's Disease patients who underwent deep brain stimulation.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor, Patient 4
Baseline testing and results from operating room.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease, Patient 2
Before and after video.

Interventional MRI Asleep-DBS at UPMC
Basic steps involved in implanting deep brain stimulating electrodes in a MRI scanner.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease
Description of some fundamental aspects of frame-based deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's Disease.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor, Patient 3
Baseline testing and results from operating room.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor, Patient 2
Baseline testing and results from operating room.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor, Patient 1
Baseline testing and results from operating room.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease, Patient 1
Deep brain stimulation performed in an MRI instead of in an operating room helped bring patient's Parkinson's disease under control. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Epilepsy

Medical Mondays: Adult Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a disorder where abnormal electrical connections in the brain disrupt the brain's function and cause seizures. Meet Katrina, a woman who refused to let epilepsy rule her life

Advances in Therapeutic and Diagnostic Epilepsy Surgery
How new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies provide a more convenient and effective option for patients with epilepsy and seizure-related disorders.

Epilepsy Surgery: Placement of Grid and Depth Electrodes
Description of principles involved in diagnostic brain surgery to detect epilespsy seizure focus.

When Epilepsy Surgery is a Viable Option
On average, patients are referred to surgery 18 years after onset on seizures. Neurologists and neurosurgeons at UPMC agree that epilepsy surgery is a viable option and should be recommended earlier to those who are deemed medically intractable.

Adult Epilepsy Surgery
Dr. Mark Richardson discusses the benefits of epilepsy surgery for adult patients.  

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

DBS Could Help Patients With Severe OCD
Watch a KDKA-TV report, featuring R. Mark Richardson, MD, that talks about how deep brain stimulation can help patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.