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.
- Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatments for Newly Diagnosed
- Medical and Surgical Treatment for Motor Fluctuations and Dyskinesias
Our Movement Disorder Specialists
- Dr Melissa Tang has completed sub-specailty training in PD at The Alfred Hospital and has an interest in Deep Brain Stimulation treatments
- Dr Laura Perju-Dumbrava has a special interest in Parkinson’s disease and its advanced management
- Dr Kelly Bertram is Director of the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Program at The Alfred Hospital
- 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
- 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.
- Neurology Network Melbourne information for patients considering Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery
- Surgical Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease with Dr Williams, Channel 10, August 2011
Historical Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease
James Parkinson’s London – A short film by David Williams