Sperling Neurosurgery Associates: Leading Specialists in Neuravive/MRgFUS Procedure for Essential Tremor
Are you or is someone you love suffering from Essential Tremor (ET)? Essential tremor, a non-life threatening condition, is a progressive condition that causes shakiness in the hands, head, voice and other parts of the body. Tremors can become serious enough that ordinary tasks become impossible. In addition to frustration and hopelessness, ET patients experience embarrassment and a sense of isolation. Medication is effective in only about 50% of cases, and many patients don’t want an invasive brain surgery involving an incision, hole drilled in the skull, probes or implants inserted in the brain, and the risks that accompany them.
Rest assured, Sperling Neurosurgery Associates is here to put your mind at ease. Our Neurosurgery Team, headed by renowned Dr. Travis Tierney, offers the Neuravive MRgFUS procedure for ET. This noninvasive breakthrough treatment uses focused beams of ultrasound to destroy the tiny area of the brain that causes tremors. The outpatient procedure involves no surgery or radiation, and recovery is very rapid. There is no risk of infection and no damage to other brain areas. Results are immediate and durable.
Our team members are committed to excellence in clinical care and compassion. We are proud to offer the most advanced technology to control symptoms and restore quality of life.
Dr. Dan Sperling, M.D., D.A.B.R.
Dr. Dan Sperling, a globally recognized innovator and leader in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for image-based diagnosis and treatment guidance, is the Medical Director of the Sperling Neurosurgery Associates. He has led the Group’s installation of breakthrough focused ultrasound treatments inside the MRI. Meet Dr. Sperling »
Dr. Travis Tierney, M.D., PhD
Dr. Travis Tierney is the Director of Neurosurgery for the Sperling Neurosurgery Associates. He is the leading developer and pioneer in the use of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for the brain. Dr. Tierney has served as Principal Investigator at the Harvard site of a multi-institution clinical trial of MRgFUS to treat Essential Tremor (ET)
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For Essential Tremor patients who have struggled to come to terms with a life of dealing with tremors, the Neuravive MRgFUS procedure brings results that some experience as practically miraculous. As one of our patients expressed, “I think the experience was wonderful, it was life changing for me, I have a 95% improvement in my hand.”
Learn more from our patients’ own stories about their Neuravive MRgFUS treatment. Go to Patient Stories »
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