August 25, 2015
Dr. James Barrese, a functional neurosurgeon providing deep-brain stimulation (DBS) and other highly specialized treatments for movement-related disorders, has joined Drexel Neurosciences Institute (DNI).
Barrese will lead DNI’s Functional Neurosurgery Program and provide services at DNI’s hospital affiliates to patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia and other movement disorders as well as intractable pain and epilepsy, the institute announced.
In addition, he will explore the use of DBS to treat psychiatric conditions, such as intractable obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and obesity.
"Dr. Barrese is widely published and brings a wealth of experience and training in these specialized interventions that can greatly improve quality of life for so many patients," Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, director of DNI, said in a statement.
Barrese is primarily based at Aria Health, an affiliate of DNI. He is a specialist in DBS, as well as other neurosurgical interventions.
"We see remarkable improvement in our patients, especially older patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders," Barrese said.
"Many of our patients are very thankful. With treatment, they can return to their lives and many go back to work. We need to get the word out that this is a very good option for the right patient."
For more information, call 844-GNI-NEURO (844-464-6387).