Treatment of Parkinson's Tremor and Essential Tremor.
Imagine that your doctor could see inside your body, find the problem and treat it without any cutting or incision.
We are pioneering a new kind of treatment, which can destroy the tiny piece of brain tissue causing the tremor without even opening up the skull. The surgery is done using ultrasounds – simple sound waves, but concentrated so much that they can heat up cells until they die. To do this the sound waves are focused to a single point, just like using a magnifying glass to concentrate light beams on a point they can burn. This concentrated point can be less than a millimeter in diameter, and the surgeons can position it with extreme accuracy using an MRI scanner to guide the beam.