About the Program
The Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center provides compassionate outpatient care to people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders such as ataxia, dystonia, Tourette's syndrome and other tic disorders, chorea, and hemifacial spasm. Patients receive care based on the latest medical and surgical advances, and also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of promising treatment approaches.
We also care for the 10 percent of patients with Parkinson's symptoms who have atypical Parkinson's or "Parkinson's Plus" syndromes, which progress more quickly and can have more adverse effects on thought processes than classic Parkinson's. We have special expertise in the care of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and multiple system atrophy.
The team of specialists at our Institute includes neurologists, neuropsychologists, therapists, and allied healthcare professionals who collaborate to optimize each person's care. In addition to treating involuntary movements, we provide referrals to our colleagues for therapy to address other related problems, such as blood pressure issues, subtle disturbances in vision, bladder control problems, digestive disorders, and memory difficulties. As a world-renowned academic medical center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is home to professionals specializing in these areas, so all of a patient's needs can be met in one hospital.
Because movement disorders occur more frequently in older individuals, our team also consults with specialists in the Irving S. Wright Center on Aging of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, which is dedicated to providing older adults with comprehensive care so that they can lead fulfilling and independent lives.