At Wellstar, our functional neurosurgery program provides specialized surgery to help people with movement disorders, epilepsy, spasticity and chronic pain. Our aim is to improve how you function in your daily life.
Innovative Approaches for Better Function
Advanced care in your communityWellstar is one of the few places in metro Atlanta providing advanced functional neurosurgical care. We brought this unique specialty here so people with complex disorders can get the care they need—closer to home.
Functional neurosurgery is a continually changing field in medicine. We use advanced methods to help our patients, including deep brain stimulation, stereotactic radiosurgery, and lesioning and neuromodulatory procedures. We also offer cutting-edge techniques like selective laser ablation, responsive neurostimulation, robotic-assisted stereotactic EEG and intraoperative MRI.
Working together to provide personalized careYour functional neurosurgeon will work closely with you and your neurologist to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Together, we will determine if a functional neurosurgery procedure may be beneficial for you.
Who needs functional neurosurgery?These treatments are for people with specific nervous system conditions. If medications and other therapies aren’t effective, you may qualify for functional neurosurgery.
Conditions We Treat
- Cerebral palsy
- Chronic pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Essential tremor
- Facial pain
- Hemifacial spasm
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-laminectomy syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Tourette’s Syndrome
Treatments We Offer
- Advanced procedures, such as minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery and intraoperative MRI
- Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a technique that stimulates specific areas in the brain to improve symptoms in movement disorders
- Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT), a method that uses heat to treat brain abnormalities in epilepsy and oncology
- Robotic-assisted stereotactic EEG (sEEG), a precise way to place electrodes in the brain to diagnose, monitor and determine a treatment approach for epilepsy
- Responsive neurostimulation (RNS), a procedure that uses an implanted device to detect, respond to and control seizures