Functional Neurosurgery

An opportunity to perform a focused functional rotation is provided during this year as well. The resident works closely with our functional neurosurgeon and his specialized team to learn basic functional management principles and to perform procedures including trials and implantations of intrathecal medical pumps and spinal cord stimulators.

In addition, the residents are involved in complex frame-based stereotactic procedures, such as deep brain stimulation to treat conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremors. During this rotation, the residents attend the functional specialty clinics and learn to manage these patients in the perioperative period as well.

Length and Year of Rotation

  • 3 months
  • PGY-3