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Movement Disorders

Using pioneering techniques and clinical expertise to diagnose, evaluate, manage and treat adult and geriatric patients, UTHealth Neurosciences has established a track record of providing outstanding care and management for patients with movement disorders. Conditions seen and treatments available include spasticity management, deep brain stimulation, neurotoxin injection therapy, Huntington’s disease, Parkinsonian disorders, disorders of tremor, ataxia and those caused by traumatic brain or spine injury.

Our physicians offer pharmacological and surgical therapies, including the use of intrathecal baclofen pump therapy. Through the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program, candidates are selected for DBS therapy for the FDA-approved indications of Parkinson’s disease, tremor and dystonia, which includes team management and programming of DBS therapy. At the Neurotoxin Injection Therapy Clinic, physicians use BotoxR, XeominR, MyoblocR or DysportR as indicated for abnormal states of dystonia, spasticity, chronic migraine and limb spasticity.

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s tremor, dystonia and essential tremor is known for low complication rates and outstanding outcomes. Based on the skill of the neurological and neurosurgical team and their expertise in DBS programming, Mya Schiess, MD, director of UTHealth MOVE, and her team advocate for early use of deep brain stimulation in appropriate patients. Surgeries are performed by Albert Fenoy, MD, who leads the Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Program at UTHealth Neurosciences.

Movement Disorders Specialists

UTHealth Neurosciences physicians see patients in our clinics around Houston, as well as in the UTHealth MOVE clinic in the Texas Medical Center.

UTHealth MOVE’s comprehensive Huntington’s Disease Program was named a Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence in 2016 and remains on the HDSA’s list of top programs. Led by Erin Furr-Stimming, MD, the program is one of 47 centers of excellence across the country and the only one in Texas to receive the prestigious designation. The UTHealth MOVE Clinic is the only specialty clinic in the Houston area for the diagnosis, management and support of patients and their families with Huntington’s disease.

Mya C. Schiess, MD Professor
Director, Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Fellowships: Neurophysiology/Pharmacology Research
Raja Mehanna, MD Associate Professor
Fellowship: Movement Disorders
Swati Pradeep, DO Assistant Professor
Fellowships: Movement Disorders
Erin Furr Stimming, MD Associate Professor
Director, Neurology Clerkship Program
Fellowships: Movement Disorders

Related Conditions and Treatments

Ataxias/cerebellar disorders
Cerebral palsy
Deep Brain Stimulation
Essential tremor/tremor states
Gait and Balance Disorders
Generalized and focal dystonias
Generalized and partial seizures
Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s chorea
Parkinson’s disease
Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA)
Tourette Syndrome
Wilson’s disease
All Conditions

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