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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 Neil Lava, MD on October 11, 2014

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