DBS

From the beginning of its Deep Brain Stimulation program in 2007, Cook Children’s has made treating young patients with dystonia a priority.

The second patient operated on was a dystonia patient and since then the majority of patients have had some form of this disabling and sometime painful condition. Dystonia is a syndrome of intermittent or continuous sustained muscle contractions, frequently causing twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures of virtually any part of the body.

Deep Brain Stimulation

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November
23,
2016
Ryan Conder warms up his right arm and fires off a pitch. Whether it’s a strike or not, doesn’t matter. The miracle’s already occurred. Ryan, 10 years old, wondered if he would ever get the chance to play the game he loves so much after a rare
November
22,
2016
On Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, Cook Children’s marked an important milestone in its quest to improve the quality of life for children struggling with debilitating movement disorders. Doctors performed the hundredth deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in
November
16,
2016
For one year in college, Warren Marks, M.D., took a year off from science and medicine to pursue another passion of his – architecture. Today, Dr. Marks looks back at that time as “an interesting diversion,” but it really helps explain who the
March
30,
2016
Several moments throughout his life, led John Honeycutt, M.D., to becoming the chief neurosurgeon at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas. But none really shaped the doctor he is like the birth of his children. “People told me everybody wants to
November
01,
2014
From the beginning of its Deep Brain Stimulation program in 2007, Cook Children’s has made treating young patients with dystonia a priority. The second patient operated on was a dystonia patient and since then the majority of patients have had