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Celebrate our 500th Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery to Cease Tremors

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Nader Pouratian, MD, and the deep brain stimulation team at UCLA are celebrating their 500th patient implanted with a brain pacemaker to cease Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. During the procedure, the patient will be woken up and play guitar live while Dr. Nader Pouratian implants a brain pacemaker.

An estimated 10 million Americans have essential tremor and more than one million suffer from Parkinson's disease. For many of our patients at UCLA, deep brain stimulation is "miraculous" in stopping the tremors and thus enabling them to return to normal daily life.

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