The Penn Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery focuses on the surgical restoration of motor function that has been affected by neurological disease. Penn is also an international training center for surgeons in the field of restorative neurosurgery.
The primary surgical treatment for restoring function is deep brain stimulation (DBS). More than 800 DBS procedures have been performed at Penn Medicine, making it the largest treatment center in the United States.
Penn's expert neurosurgeons also employ other common procedures including vagal nerve stimulation and targeted cranial resection for the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy.