Movement Disorders

At Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre we treat a wide range of movement disorders. By bringing together a group of world-class specialists, we offer leading edge expertise in the assessment and treatment of patients with movement disorders throughout the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions.

Precision sets the highest standard of care for the medical and surgical treatment of patients. Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre’s Professor Richard Bittar is a highly-trained Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeon. He has extensive international experience in movement disorder surgery, and has published a significant amount of research in this area.

Together with the team of expert neurologists, we offer a high level diagnostic and treatment clinic for patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, Tourette’s and other movement disorders. Most patients can be managed with medications, and only a small proportion require surgery.

The most common surgical procedure performed to treat movement disorders is deep brain stimulation (DBS), however a range of other treatment options are also considered when we tailoring an approach to each patient’s therapeutic needs. Precision is the Victoria’s leading private movement disorder treatment unit and offers MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) to suitable patients. MRgFUS is an incisionless surgical technique which is proving highly effective in many patients.

Parkinson’s disease is the most commonly treated condition, with subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) being the most frequent operation performed. DBS may also be used to treat generalised dystonia and spasmodic torticollis (“wry neck”). Other movement disorders such as essential tremor and multiple sclerosis tremor are also frequently responsive to surgery.