WCM Neurosurgeon Explains How a New Non-invasive Procedure Can Cure Essential Tremor

Alexandra Lebenthal had lived with essential tremor her whole life, a condition characterized by the uncontrollable shaking in her hands that made everyday tasks — like holding a cup of coffee — a challenge.

Today, her hands no longer quiver, thanks to a new non-invasive procedure performed by Dr. Michael Kaplitt at Weill Cornell Medicine. Kaplitt used high-intensity focused ultrasound to target the source of Lebenthal’s essential tremor in her brain. He was the first physician in New York to perform this new procedure.

Kaplitt and Lebenthal sat down with Good Day New York and talked about the specifics of the procedure and its potential to treat other illnesses. Head over to Fox 5’s website to watch their interview.

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