Movement Disorders Program at Hackensack University Medical Center | Hackensack Meridian Health | Hackensack, NJ   

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Program

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At the Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center, our highly skilled Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders team is uniquely equipped to deliver a comprehensive, individualized program of care that meets the specific needs of each patient and their families. We offer a wide variety of treatment options for a broad spectrum of disorders, and help our patients to optimize their quality of life.

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Generalized Dystonia
  • Focal/segmental dystonias (blepharospasm, jaw and cervical dystonia)
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Cortical-basal Syndrome (CBS)
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Vascular (multi-infarct) Parkinsonism
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Chorea and Huntington's Disease
  • Tourette Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Myoclonus

Why Choose Us?

  • Hackensack University Medical Center is recognized for excellence in Parkinson’s Disease care and treatment by The Joint Commission, a national health care accreditation organization.
  • Our neurology and neurosurgery services consistently rank among the best in the nation. Plus, Hackensack University Medical Center is the only New Jersey hospital nationally-ranked in Neurology & Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We are the first medical center in New Jersey to use Focused Ultrasound (FUS), also known as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HiFU).

Our Services

Our specialists continue to pioneer new advances for treating Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. We offer the most comprehensive array of neuroscience services in the region, with access to the latest clinical trials. Treatment options are aimed at improving your physical, cognitive and emotional function, and may include:

  • Medications
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Swallow Therapy
  • Botulinum Toxin Treatment
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery
  • DBS Programming Management
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
  • Duopa Intestinal Infusion
  • Dietary Counseling Services

Meet The Team

Our interprofessional care team consists of recognized leaders in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation neurology, neuropsychology and counseling psychology. Our team is led by Director, Umer Akbar, M.D. and Co-Director, Hooman Azmi, M.D.

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