LEBANON — Dr. Joseph Aronson will give an overview of Parkinson’s Disease and options for care at Dartmouth Medical Center Friday, July 16 from 2-3 p.m. to be held at the DownTown Gym, 171 Fair Street. His presentation, which will be virtual, will cover a discussion of anatomy, common patient profiles and medications, and why Parkinson’s can be difficult to diagnose and treat. The educational event will cover Deep Brain Stimulation and surgical options for care specifically. Dr Aronson will cover why someone might choose DBS, who might be a good candidate and why, how the surgery works, and an overview of current scientific evidence. He will also cover the technology involved in the surgery, and what to expect based on the different types of surgery available at Dartmouth. While Dr. Aronson's discussion will be virtual, anyone interested may either come to the DownTown Gym to view it or call 603-581-9392 and the link for the discussion will be forwarded to you. There will be a question/answer session and viewer participation is encouraged.
Dr. Aronson joined Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 2016 and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine. His areas of focus are stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation for: Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, dystonia, and psychiatric conditions. He also specializes in asleep MRI-guided DBS, epilepsy surgery, and responsive neurostimulation.
Dr Aronson went to medical school at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, completed his residency in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is board certified in neurological surgery.
He believes the strength of Dartmouth’s programs rely on a close team relationship working closely with patients to achieve their goals. This applies to patients with Parkinson's Disease and tremor who wish to improve movement abilities, to epilepsy patients who wish to improve their seizures, and to trigeminal neuralgia patients who seek long-lasting relief of facial pain.