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On trust me im a Dr showed a man getting ultra sound and stoppins

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On trust me im a Dr showed a man getting ultra sound and stoppins tremor, can this procedure been done in the UK
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Yes, it can.

I found the procedure and the link you are referring to. They did this for a severe tremor and you should be able to find a study or hospital to get enrolled.

There are some useful links on this page

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01dgd9c/features/ultrasound

You can check it out and give these places a call.


I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


my neuro said don't do in Scotland

Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
I'm sorry that you have not had a response to your follow up question. The particular treatment that you are asking about is still in clinical trials. It is considered experimental for that reason. Here is a link to the company InSightec showing the location of current trials on this treatment. Unfortunately, none of them are being conducted in the UK at this time.
http://www.insightec.com/essential_tremor_exablate.html
Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
Please let me know if you need any additional information about this.

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