A Leader in Diagnosis, Treatment and Follow-Up
Characterized by twitching, spasms and loss of muscle control, movement disorders can be disabling, their diagnosis devastating and their treatment complex. Yet these conditions, among the many neurological disorders, can be the most responsive to care.
Cedars-Sinai has assembled renowned specialists, working as a coordinated team in its Movement Disorders Program, to provide world-class diagnosis, definitive treatment and long-term management of patients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders including tremors and dystonia. Under the direction of Michele Tagliati, MD, one of the foremost experts in movement disorders and in Deep Brain Stimulation therapy, the team’s goal for Parkinson patients is to stay ahead of a complex and degenerating disease through its early, middle and late stages. For other movement disorders, such as dystonia, the goal often can be a return to a fully functional lifestyle.
The team, by bringing to bear a spectrum of medical expertise and care in one spot and in one stop, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all its patients.
Joining Dr. Tagliati are program specialists, Surgical Director Adam Mamelak, MD, and Director of Electromyography Evgeny Tsimerinov, MD. Together they offer a unique level of knowledge and experience. To assure seamless, quality care for patients, the program is committed to collaboration and consultation with referring physicians.
The program, supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association, has three linked components: patient care, teaching and research. It provides state-of-the-art specialty treatment, and passes the torch forward by training future leaders in movement disorders and through research and development of new therapies.
For more than a century, Cedars-Sinai has been known for personal attention to the patient, and high-quality, compassionate care. Those values are at the core of the Movement Disorders Program and its multidisciplinary team.
For other movement disorders, such as dystonia, the goal often can be a return to a fully functional lifestyle. Click here to see dramatic videos on life-changing treatments from Dr. Tagliati's patients.
In the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Neurology and Neurosurgery.