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Surgery for Essential Tremor

Surgery should be considered for patients with disabling essential tremor that is not adequately controlled with drug therapy.

The two proven surgical treatments are:

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Patients who cannot undergo surgery include those who have medical conditions other than ET that make them poor surgical candidates and those with a significant loss of thinking ability.

Both procedures allow patients to potentially reduce their tremor medications.

 

 

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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on September 25, 2012

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