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Friday, December 2, 2022 

Patient view: How deep brain stimulation changed Sarah’s life

“DBS changed my life. I was finally starting to think about the future again.”
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 

300th patient with essential tremor treated with focused ultrasound at Sunnybrook

Another focused ultrasound milestone as treatment with this innovative technology continues to impact the lives of patients living with essential tremor.
Monday, September 12, 2022 

First in the world: Direct-to-brain delivery of therapeutic in Parkinson’s disease using focused ultrasound is safe

A team of researchers from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University Health Network (UHN) are the first in the world to demonstrate that focused ultrasound technology can safely be used to deliver a therapeutic to targeted brain regions in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Friday, August 19, 2022 

‘I won the lottery that day’: How focused ultrasound changed Andy Hodgson’s life

Andy's finally able to write love letters to his wife again
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 

Brain surgery found to be effective in treating alcohol use disorder

Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have now provided early evidence that deep brain stimulation (DBS), a type of brain surgery, is a safe and effective treatment for severe and treatment-resistant alcohol use disorder (AUD). Results from this pilot phase I trial, suggest that DBS can lead to significant reductions of daily alcohol intake among participants.