Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease
The Neurosciences Institute at Albany Med provides comprehensivetreatments and support to patients and families dealing with Parksinson's disease.
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At the Neurosciences Institute at Albany Medical Center, our goal is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. As an academic oriented practice, we are able to offer advanced diagnostic treatment and research capabilities as well as clinical drug trials and innovative surgical procedures.

Our physicians are subspecialty trained and have devoted their clinical practice and academic work to this specific area of neurology. Our entire staff has extensive experience helping patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. It is our hope to use this unique experience to improve the lives of our patients and their families.

Some common symptoms include shaking tremors, slow movements, stiffness, slow, problems with balance and coordination, depression and difficulty sleeping. For a more extensive list of symptoms, click here.  

For more information about Parkinson’s disease, or to schedule an appointment at the Neurosciences Institute at Albany Medical Center, please call (518) 262-6611(Movement Disorders).


Parkinson's patient benefits from Deep Brain Stumulation

Deep brain stimulation is a procedure performed in order to help control movement disorders related to Parkinson's disease. It is known to improve quality of life for patients who can no longer find relief from prescribed medications. This was the case for Tom Bradley, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease over a decade ago. Learn about Tom's story and how Neurosurgeons and Neurologists at Albany Medical Center helped Tom improve his quality of life and feel more like he did before he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Read the Times Union article.

Yoga for Parkinson's Disease Patients
The yoga class promotes relief from common issues associated with Parkinson's Disease. Caregivers are welcome to participate. Learn More.

Deep Brain Stimulation

YNN - Deep Brain Stimulation

Watch this story by YNN's Marcie Frasier explaining the benefits of deep brain stimulation.

Parkinson's Disease on HealthLink

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.

Meet Bob
When musician Bob Girouard received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, his drumming career was halted. Using advanced deep brain stimulation technology, neurologists and neurosurgeons at Albany Med were able to control Bob’s symptoms—giving him his beat back.
View the video