Parkinson's disease - Parkinson's Victoria

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that affects over 85,000 Australians. While it is incurable, there are plenty of treatments that improve quietly of life and help to maintain function over the long journey.

 

Our Movement Disorder Specialists

  • Dr Kelly Bertram is a leading researcher in the field and Consultant at The Alfred Hospital Movement Disorder Program
  • Dr Michael Eller has leading researcher in the field and founding head of the Box Hill Hospital Service
  • Dr Will Lee is Director of the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Program at Eastern Health
  • A/Prof David Williams is Director of the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Program at The Alfred Hospital
  • Dr Trudy Cheng has completed sub-specailty training in PD at The Alfred Hospital
  • Dr Amanda Gilligan has managed PD and other Movement Disorders for over twenty years

All Neurologists at Neurology Network Melbourne are trained in the management of PD.

Surgical Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Our team of experts have all a wide variety of treatment options for patients. This includes surgical treatment, known as deep brain stimulation (DBS).  DBS is not a cure for PD, but is does offer improvement and hope where other therapies have failed.

 

Historical Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease

James Parkinson’s London – A short film by David Williams

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