Dealing With Parkinsons Disease: Surgical Options with Dr Nicolas Kon

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Dr Nicolas Kon

July 16th, 2020· 5 min read

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Parkinson's Disease is a chronic, progressive disease, and may affect the brain. The things that patients experience are movement-related disorders, meaning they have tremors, slowness of movement, motor symptoms like these are presented.

The reasons why they have these symptoms is the degeneration within certain specific cells in the brain that produces dopamine. In other words, it's due to the lack of dopamine which results in these symptoms.

Some of the topics covered in this video:

  • What causes Parkinson's Disease?
  • What is the difference between tremors and Parkinson's Disease?
  • Can Parkinson's be prevented?
  • The goal of surgery for Parkinson's

After completing medical school, Dr Kon continued his medical training in neurosurgery and neurocritical care at various institutes in the UK which include the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London), Charing Cross Hospital (London), Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge) as well as the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) in Singapore. He obtained his PhD at Imperial College London and subsequently completed his fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital, the University of Toronto in Canada.

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This article was written by Dr Nicolas Kon and published on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. Human medically reviewed the article on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. The last update was made on Friday, 18 September 2020.

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