Melanie Lising, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be discussing deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease at the Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) Support Group on Tuesday, September 12th from 6:30-8:00PM. This event is free. If this is your first visit to the support group, please contact the group leader, Martha Gardner, RN, 408-464-3718.
As a movement disorder specialist, Dr. Lising specializes in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia using deep brain stimulation and botulinum toxin therapy, atypical parkinsonian syndromes, Huntington’s disease, ataxia and other movement disorders.
The Young Onset PD support group meetings are held at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Board Room, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto 94304. The group is open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s before the age of 50. Parking is available in the adjacent parking garage for $3, or free if you park across the street behind 730 Welch Road (enter this parking lot from Vineyard Lane).