The Pacific Movement Disorders Center is led by Dr. Melita Petrossian and Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin.
Dr. Petrossian is a fellowship trained movement disorder neurologist who treats patients with Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia and other involuntary movement disorders.
Dr. Langevin is a neurosurgeon who specializes in deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) and has treated numerous patients with Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia and depression.
Dr. Natalie Diaz is a movement disorders specialist who sees patients at PNI-South Bay, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, CA.
The pacific movement disorder center at pacific neuroscience institute is located at providence Saint john's Health Center in santa Monica neurologist, Dr Melita, Petrosian and restorative neurosurgeon. DR JP Langevin ensure an accurate diagnosis with a specialized neurological examination, standardized scores and other diagnostic modalities such as laboratory evaluation and imaging. The movement disorders refers to a group of conditions that cause abnormal involuntary movements such as a tremor. These conditions include Parkinson's disease, which is the most well known but also essential tremor, which is actually more common than Parkinson's disease, and Estonia, which refers to an abnormal posturing of the hands are multidisciplinary team approach provides patients with a range of medical and surgical treatment options. Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia patients can benefit from medication optimization, physical speech and occupational therapy, botulinum toxin injection and deep brain stimulation. Surgery known as D. B. S. DBS is like a pacemaker for the brain. We use it to treat it essential tremor Parkinson's disease. Dystonia and obsessive compulsive disorder. Essentially we use minimally invasive techniques surgically to place small electrodes inside precise locations in the brain. I believe that research and clinical trials using DBS can open up new treatment options that will bring hope and can improve our patient's quality of life at the pacific Movement disorder centers. We are pleased to offer a breakthrough technique for DBS surgery known as frameless DBS using a customized three D. Printed mini frame to guide electrode placement into a highly specific area of the brain Frameless DBS allows for head and neck movement on the operating table during surgery, resulting in less neck stiffness and pain, shorter operating time and faster recovery while maintaining accuracy. The battery and leads that deliver the deep brain stimulation signals to the brain are implanted at the same time or as a subsequent outpatient procedure. During the patients follow up office visits. DBS programming is begun and adjusted to provide optimal benefit and symptom control. What really excites me about pacific neuroscience institute is that we're all working as a team and everybody's focus on excellent patient care, working as a movement of surgeons, neurologists, I'm blessed to have moments where I feel that I've made a really big impact in the patient's quality of life.