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Functional Neurosurgery

Research investigations of The Functional Neurosurgery Program focus on a variety of treatments for movement-related disorders, pain, and epilepsy. Many of the therapies available through the Program utilize the stereotactic neurosurgical techniques developed at Stanford.

Dr. Heit's research studies current source density analysis a a method to dissect mechanisms of epileptic propagation in human cortex, image-guided surgery for pain, and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders.

Functional Neurosurgery staff collaborate with scientists in the Neuro-Muscular Clinic within the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford's Pain Program, the Epilepsy Program and Biomotion Research Group.