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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 to Barrow in Phoenix from Reno. Dr….

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 DBS Program at Barrow, performed the procedure….

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. Surgical video is a valuable educational tool…

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 daughter down the aisle someday. Barta underwent…

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Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.