Functional

Division Chief

The Division of Functional Neurosurgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center treats patients with treatment resistant neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor, chronic pain syndromes, and trigeminal neuralgia. The goal of functional neurosurgery is to improve and restore the functionality of patients.

Patient Care

The division has a long history of treating functional neurologic disorders and utilizing the most advanced techniques and technology. Working as a close-knit, multi-disciplinary team, providers review patients for surgical and medical management. Currently available treatments for movement disorders include deep brain stimulation and ablative procedures.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Spasticity
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Hypotension
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Infections
  • Chiari
  • Curative Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Intractable Pain
  • Invasive Neuromonitoring
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)/Adult HCP
  • Novel Neuromonitoring
  • Memory Disorder
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Depression
  • Addiction and Eating Disorder
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Palliative Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pediatric Neuromonitoring
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Entrapment
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Pseudotumor
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tourette’s Syndrome