Advanced neurological care in southern New Hampshire

The neurology care teams at Appledore Medical Group—made up of neurosurgeons, neurologists and nurses—are specially trained in treating brain conditions.

We understand a neurological disorder can be overwhelming, which is why we focus on providing compassionate and comprehensive patient care. Our specialists will work closely with you to help you understand your diagnosis, test results, as well as create the best possible treatment plan for your individual needs.

Our specialists have experience treating a variety of neurological conditions, including:

  • Benign brain tumors
  • Chiari type I malformation
  • Colloid cysts of the 3rd ventricle
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Malignant brain tumors
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease or essential tremors
  • Traumatic brain injury/head trauma

Neurological treatments and surgeries

Our goal is to create the most effective treatment plan to help you manage your condition. To do this, we use advanced services and surgeries, such as:

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

DBS is a surgical procedure that helps ease the symptoms of patients with movement disorders. DBS is often described as a brain pacemaker, as it provides small electrical pulses to areas of the brain that control movement.

DBS offers many benefits to patients, including:

  • A reduction in the need for medication
  • Improved quality of life (compared to medication treatment alone)
  • Increased ability to do daily activities, such as bathing or getting dressed
  • Up to 5 additional hours of movement control each day

It is important to note that DBS is not a cure for movement disorders, but it can successfully treat symptoms.

Candidates for DBS

You may be a candidate for treatment with DBS if your movement disorder symptoms have previously been well controlled with medication, but you are now experiencing medication side effects. This includes abrupt on/off fluctuations or involuntary movements called dyskinesias.

You may also be a candidate if you have a tremor that is not responding well to medical therapy.

Image-guided cranial surgery

Image-guided cranial surgery uses advanced technology to provide neurosurgeons with an enhanced, detailed image of the procedure on a computer screen. These enhanced images allow for increased precision during brain surgery.