Parkinson's disease is probably the most common neurodegenerative disease, and the most common movement disorder. It is caused by disease most prominent in the basal ganglia in the brain leading to a state of dopamine deficiency. The most common symptoms are tremor, gait disturbance and unsteadiness. There may be numerous other features such as pain, fatigue and disturbance of sleep, mood, cognition and bladder function. Other movement disorders include Huntington's disease, tic disorders and dystonias.
Dr Guy Sawle and Dr Gill Sare run weekly nurse-supported Parkinson's disease and movement disorder clinics, with multidisciplinary input from Care of the Elderly. Appointments are available through Choose and Book.
Dr Sare oversees selection and assessment of Parkinson's patients for deep brain stimulation, carried out by Mr Surajit Basu, Consultant Neurosurgeon. Dr Sare also runs a community-based Huntington's disease clinic.
Dr Bajaj runs a monthly movement disorder clinic for complex tertiary referrals and Dr Miles Humberstone runs two botulinum toxin clinics per week, seeing and treating patients with facial and cervical dystonias and patients with spasticity.
The Parkinson's disease nurse specialists offer telephone support to patients and see patients in clinic.
Visit our Parkinson's disease pages for more information.