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Delray Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in South Florida to Perform a Percept PC Procedure

Aug 6, 2020

Technology is first to capture patient-specific brain signals for more personalized data-driven treatment

Delray Beach, Fla. – Delray Medical Center is the first hospital in South Florida to perform a Percept PC Deep Brain Stimulation procedure.  This technology is the first and only system with the ability to chronically capture and record brain signals while delivering therapy to patients with neurologic disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, dystonia, epilepsy or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  Dr. Lloyd Zucker, medical director of neurosurgery at Delray Medical Center, completed the first case at the hospital.

“Doctors can now track patient brain signals and correlate these with patient-recorded actions or experiences, such as symptoms, side-effects, or medication intake,” said Dr. Lloyd Zucker, medical director of neurosurgery at Delray Medical Center.  “This technology enables more personalized, data-driven neurostimulation treatment and our ultimate goal is for patients to regain their independence.”

DBS is an individualized therapy delivered from a small pacemaker-like device, placed under the skin of the chest or abdomen, to send electrical signals through very thin wires (leads) to a targeted area in the brain related to the symptoms of a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease.

“I would like to congratulate Dr. Zucker on his accomplishment of performing the first Percept PC Deep Brain Stimulation procedure in South Florida.  Adding another first to our list of achievements is a testament to our commitment to bringing the latest technology and treatments to Delray Medical Center,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer of the Palm Beach Health Network and Delray Medical Center. “We have appropriate safety protocols in place, and we are here to provide needed care for our community.”

Delray Medical Center, part of the Palm Beach Health Network, has advanced technology and services to help with any neurological issue.  As a member of the Advanced Neuroscience Network, an integrated delivery system of medical professionals and hospitals, we offer a full continuum of neurological care throughout South Florida.  Delray Medical Center focuses on everything from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.

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