Movement Disorders Program
We established our movement disorders program in 2001 to help patients
experiencing uncontrollable tremor, muscle spasms, slowness of movement,
gait difficulty, or involuntary movements which greatly affect their everyday
lives. We provide comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical options,
including botulinum toxin treatments and deep brain stimulation, to assist
our patients and help them return to the activities they love.
Our team has performed over 500 deep brain stimulator (DBS) implanation
surgeries to treat conditions such as
Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia. We ulitize the latest technological advances
in medical diagnosis and treatment, neuroimaging, and functional and stereotactic
neurosurgery in a personal community setting. We are also committed to
continued support, providing community support groups for patients living
with movement disorders and their caregivers.
Learn more about our program
For more information about diagnostic and treatment options delivered by
the best doctors in the business, please call (800) 903-9233.
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A note from Igor Fineman, MD, medical director, movement disorders
“Our program combines extensive multidisciplinary experience with
a personal touch and setting. We have now had the privilege of caring
for many of our early DBS patients for well over one and a half decades.”
– Igor Fineman, MD, medical director, functional and stereotactic
Igor Fineman, MD is a board-certified neurosurgeon. Dr. Fineman has been the medical director
of the functional and stereotactic neurosurgery department since 2001.
Dr. Fineman’s clinical expertise is in functional neurosurgery and
surgical treatment of movement disorders, treatment of spinal disorders,
and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the central nervous system.
His research interests have been focused on traumatic brain injury and
plasticity following injury, as well as the development of a cortical
neural prosthesis to bypass the injured central nervous system.
Dr. Fineman studied bioengineering at UCLA and received his M.D. with Thesis
degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. He then completed a Neurosurgical
Residency at the UCLA Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Functional
and Stereotactic Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery. Dr. Fineman is a member
of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological
Surgeons, American Association for Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery
and Society for Neuroscience.
Your Care Team
Our multidisciplinary clinical team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons,
psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, anesthesiologists,
physiatrists, physical therapists and nurse practitioners. The team works
very closely to tailor a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
Several of our neurosurgeons hold faculty appointments at California Institute
of Technology (Caltech). Caltech scientists and physicians at Huntington
Hospital are collaborating on the development of a cortical neural prosthesis
to aid paralyzed patients in interacting with their environment.
Patient education is an integral component of our program and families
play an active role in the treatment process. Huntington Hospital offers
a comprehensive range of pharmacological, physical therapy, and surgical
options to assist in controlling symptoms and improving each patient's
quality of life.
For patients living with Parkinson's disease, we offer community
exercise and support groups including a Parkinson's outpatient support group and a Parkinson's
caregiver's support group.