Surgery may include thalamotomy, pallidotomy or the placement of deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices.

The DBS system maybe located in the thalamus, pallidum, or subthalamic nucleus.

It is crucial that only appropriate patients be selected for surgery since all patients with Parkinson's disease are not suitable to undergo these procedures. The surgical team performs a comprehensive battery of assessments to assist in advising the patient whether to proceed with a surgical option.

The Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center neurosurgical team includes Howard Eisenberg, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.