AdventHealth is one of the first health care systems in the region offering MR-guided focused ultrasound — an effective, incision-less option for the treatment of hand tremors.
What Is MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound?
Your doctor uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to view your brain during this innovative outpatient treatment while focusing ultrasound waves on the specific area causing your hand tremors. The ultrasound precisely heats and ablates the target area of tissue without damaging any surrounding areas.
The procedure follows a personalized plan delivered in a single session, which interrupts the abnormal brain activity that’s causing your tremors. It typically provides immediate tremor improvement in the treated hand with minimal complications.
“For patients who have been struggling with hand tremors, this outpatient procedure provides immediate relief that has most patients returning home within 23 hours,” explains Dr. Chandan Reddy, MS, FAANS.
Benefits of this procedure also include:
- Incision-less outpatient procedure (you can go home the same day)
- Unique and personalized plan designed for you
- Immediate tremor improvement
- No referral needed
Is This Treatment Right for You?
MR-guided focused ultrasound is approved for adults ages 22 and older to treat essential tremor that cannot be controlled with medications. This approval is for the treatment of one side of the brain only. As with any treatment, talk to your doctor about whether this option may be effective for your unique symptoms and condition.
We Can Help You Find Tremor Relief
AdventHealth Celebration offers a concierge service to patients seeking tremor relief. Our team will guide you through every step of the process to ensure we deliver the highest quality of care through our expert team of neurologists and neurosurgeons.
Call Your Patient Educator
First, call your patient educator at Call800-662-0196. Together, you’ll discuss your tremor, the impact it is having on your life and the treatment options available. You’ll complete a short questionnaire over the phone, so we can learn more about your condition and ensure we provide personalized care.
Record Your Tremor
In the convenience of your home, your educator will help you record your tremor so our clinical expert team can review and determine if you could qualify for this treatment option. Then, a meeting (in person or virtual) will be scheduled so you can get to know our expert team. They will explain the procedure and be available to answer any questions you may have.
Your educator will help you schedule your CT scan as part of the qualification process. Once the clinical team approves your CT scan, you’ll be ready to receive this minimally invasive treatment from our expert team who’s ready to help you get back to feeling whole.
Reach Out Today to Learn More
MR-guided focused ultrasound is now available at AdventHealth Celebration, and our neurological team is backed by the world-class AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute. To learn more or begin the qualification process, please call Call800-662-0196 or email [email protected]