Moving Forward Together

The specialists at the Movement Disorders Center offer deep brain stimulation, a restorative neurosurgical procedure used to help patients with movement disorders.
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Our services are offered in a multidisciplinary setting that includes the expertise of neurologists, neuropsychologists and neurosurgeons. Our dedicated staff is sensitive to patient needs, and delivers easy-access, high-quality service and exceptional care.

Most patients with movement disorders are initially treated with medications. But with long-term use of medications and with disease progression, disabling side effects can occur, including excessive movements. When patients no longer have an acceptable quality of life with medical therapy, surgical treatments may be considered, among them, deep brain stimulation, or DBS.

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Dr. Julie Pilitsis is featured as a Woman to Watch in Women@Work Magazine. Dr. Pilitsis's spread is on page 31.


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Watch as Dr. Eric Molho and Dr. Julie Pilitsis discuss the latest treatment options for Parkinson's disease and people living with Parkinson's share their experiences on WMHT's HealthLink.

Dr. Julie Pilitsis provides many inspiring messages regarding the field of neurosurgery in today’s society. She discusses the importance of the bond that neurosurgeons share patients and the privilege of helping patients and families achieve a better quality of life. Dr. Pilitsis also provides information about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), the procedure, and the impact it has on patients.

Dr. Pilitsis also describes what it takes to be a neurosurgeon and sites several specific traits, including accepting the responsibility of being a neurosurgeon, resilience, dedication, having the necessary skills, and the ability to be a team leader.  She talks about valuing the mentor/mentee relationship and goes on to the importance of society’s role to encourage women to join their male counterparts in male-dominated fields. Learn more