Stereotatic and Functional Neurosurgery Clinical Care

Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery faculty who specialize in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery offer extraordinary care for epilepsy, movement disorders, idiopathic cranial nerve disorders, intracranial tumors, spasticity and pain.

The school’s Epilepsy surgery program is categorized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and department faculty provide comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with medically intractable complex partial seizures. All patients undergo an extensive protocol-driven, pre-surgical evaluation including inpatient video/EEG monitoring, MR scanning, neuropsychological evaluation and intracarotid sodium amytal testing.

Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor, are treated with a multidisciplinary team approach that uses stereotactic deep brain stimulation with electrophysiological monitoring. New diseases that may also be treated with deep brain stimulation include obsessive-compulsive disease, depression and possibly obesity.