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Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor

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What's New:
Dr. Kaplitt is enrolling previously treated patients in a new clinical trial on the second side of their brain. Read more about it here

The Background:
In July 2016 Dr. Michael Kaplitt became the first doctor in New York to use high-intensity focused ultrasound after the FDA approved it for use against essential tremor. The technology is a new way to eliminate the source of tremors in a completely non-invasive way. Since then, Dr. Kaplitt has performed the procedure on many more patients, including CEO Alexandra Lebenthal, with great success. The links below provide more information about the procedure. 

Dr. Kaplitt First in New York to Use Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor

Blog Post: New Hope for Movement Disorders

NEWS: Patient Looks to MRI-Guided Ultrasound Treatment to Relieve Tremors

Listen: Alexandra Lebenthal and Dr. Kaplitt were featured on an episode of Dr. Stieg's podcast, This Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil Stieg:

Michael Kaplitt, MD, PhD, of Weill Cornell Medicine, checks on the progress of patient Alexandra Lebenthal between pulses of focused ultrasound for her essential tremor

On CoreBrain Journal:

On Charlie Rose:

On Good Day New York: New ultrasound treatment for tremors
Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Kaplitt performed a new ultra-sound procedure on the brain of patient Alexandra Lebenthal that has apparently cured her essential tremor. Watch the video

Business Insider:
One of the most powerful women on Wall Street is the second person in New York to have this cutting-edge procedure


Targeting Tremors, Segment 1
Targeting Tremors, Segment 2 



Alexandra Lebenthal, before and after her focused ultrasound procedure:

The video below, provided by the device manufacturer, shows how the procedure works: