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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Provides NJ’s Most Experienced Robotic-Assisted Deep Brain Stimulation Program


What You Need to Know

Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute recently established its comprehensive Movement Disorder Program. 

From left, Eric Hargreaves, Ph.D.; Program Manager Dana L. Dolce, APN, and Dr. Danish, M.D., review an image of a patient’s brain. 

The program is led by Chair of Neurosurgery, Board Certified Neurosurgeon Shabbar F. Danish, M.D., FAANS, and a multidisciplinary team of experts, including neurologists, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, and neuro rehabilitation specialists. Dr. Danish has pioneered minimally invasive techniques for deep brain stimulation (DBS) and specializes in movement disorders. DBS is a surgical treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, and other disorders.

The program provides an array of medical and surgical treatments to specifically address and manage movement disorders, such as complex medical management, Botulinum Treatment, DBS, MRI-guided laser therapy, physical, occupational and speech therapy and nutrition counseling. Clinical Neurophysiologist Eric Hargreaves, who holds a Ph.D., and has more than 20 years of academic and experimental research experience, assists in guiding electrodes to their neural targets during surgery as well as assists in managing the patients’ DBS systems afterwards. 

There is no other program in New Jersey that boasts two dedicated advanced practitioners and a dedicated neurophysiologist. 

Refer a Patient

To make an appointment with the Movement Disorders Program specialists in HOPE Tower, 19 Davis Ave., Neptune, NJ, call 732-974-0003.  For more information about the Neuroscience Institute, visit