For patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and seizure disorders who are candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS) our specialists team up with highly skilled neurosurgeons to ensure optimal outcomes. Our genetic counselors study how inherited genes influence the risk of developing specific neurological disorders and help to determine optimal treatments for neurodegenerative disorders in both adults and children.
University of Minnesota Health neurologists have also implemented Telestroke technology at Fairview Southdale Hospital in partnership with Fairview Health Services. Using emergency room video conferencing, Telestroke technology allows stroke specialists to rapidly evaluate patients, review the results of brain imaging tests conducted in a patient’s local emergency department, and coordinate treatment even when the patient and other doctors are miles apart. Doctors have the ability to manipulate the camera position remotely—which helps when examining patients and diagnosing stroke symptoms—and can review the results of brain-imaging tests conducted in the local emergency department.