Device Implantation

Winthrop neurosurgeons are on the leading edge of surgical care, offering both pediatric and adult patients the option of the latest generation of implantable devices to help control certain conditions. Patients whose seizures do not respond to medication may experience a vastly improved quality of life through the implantation of the vagal nerve stimulator, a pacemaker-like device that uses electrical impulses to control and prevent seizures.

Other patients who suffer from the severely debilitating effects of spasticity caused by cerebral palsy or other neurological problems may find relief from the implantation of a baclofen pump, which delivers a muscle relaxing medication on a continuous basis.

Our Team

Lee Tessler, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S. 

Chief of Neurotrauma and the Chairman of the Neurosurgery Quality Improvement Committee