Movement Disorder & Neuromodulation Center
The Pediatric Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center provides comprehensive state-of-the-art care for children with movement disorders, such as dystonia, essential tremor, spasticity and chorea. Our UCSF medical staff includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and radiologists, as well as nurses with advanced training in these disorders.
We offer a variety of services, ranging from complete neurological evaluations and disease management to medication therapy, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections and neurosurgical treatments. To provide deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for certain conditions, our surgeons perform procedures to implant and program the devices. When children have this advanced form of brain surgery, the patient is anesthetized for the entire procedure and surgeons use an MRI-guided technique that was developed at UCSF.
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Awards & recognition
One of the nation's best in neurology & neurosurgery
in NIH funding among U.S. neurology programs
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
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What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
New visitor rules
Patients may have only one visitor at a time and switch visitors twice a day. Thanks!
We offer valuable information to help you plan for your child's upcoming hospital stay. Find out about food services, family accommodations and more.
Your Child's Care Team
Our doctors, nurses, child life specialists and other providers have special training to care for children. Meet your child's care team.
Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance
Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.
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