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DBS Surgery Provides New Hope for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Inclusion Criteria for the ADvance II study: At least 65 years old Mild Alzheimer’s disease On a stable dose of cholinesterase inhibitor 60 days prior to consent (donepezil,...

Dr. Francisco Ponce Celebrates 1000th DBS Surgery

Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeon Francisco Ponce, MD, has reached an impressive surgical milestone, performing his 1,000th groundbreaking Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure for a Parkinson’s patient who traveled...

Barrow is First Center to Implant New DBS System

In January, Barrow Neurological Institute became the first center to surgically implant a new deep brain stimulation (DBS) system by Boston Scientific. Dr. Francisco Ponce, director of the...

Barrow Parkinson’s Patient, Wife Say DBS Surgery Changed Their Lives

This article features a Barrow patient whose surgery was streamed live online as part of our efforts to advance the knowledge and practice of medicine in the neurosciences....

Barrow Parkinson’s Patient Calls DBS Surgery ‘Life-Changing’

Bill Barta was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease several years ago and had lost use of his right arm. He feared he wouldn’t be able to walk his teenage...