Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital-affiliated neurosurgeon Albert Fenoy, M.D., associate professor and director of deep brain stimulation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, recently performed his 500th deep brain stimulation surgery at Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, a milestone reached by fewer than 20 neurosurgeons nationwide. The procedure is used to treat Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, as well as being investigated for use in psychiatric diseases such as depression.
Fenoy, who sees patients weekly at Memorial Hermann Northeast, has treated patients from across the country and as far away as China.
“I was pretty surprised by the number because I really don’t think about that type of thing,” Fenoy said. “What is always most important is a great patient outcome and that’s what was gratifying to me when I heard about this. The distinct difference this procedure can make for a person is often quite visible and impactful.”
Fenoy recently performed the procedure on 63-year-old Anna Henry, whose essential tremors had hindered her quality of life and ability to play the flute – her passion for more than 50 years. Since surgery, Henry has been recovering and has experienced a prolonged reduction in symptoms.
Learn more or schedule an appointment with Fenoy by visiting neuro.memorialhermann.org.