Dr. Dallapiazza is a fellowship-trained board-certified neurosurgeon who serves as Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and specializes in stereotactic, functional and general neurosurgery. He is also trained in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). DBS involves implanting electrodes to alleviate symptoms from movement disorders. The amount of stimulation is controlled by a pacemaker-like device. DBS is approved to treat: Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Parkinson’s Disease and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Dr. Dallapiazza collaborates with Tulane’s fellowship trained, movement disorders neurologists to evaluate and treat patients that may be a candidate for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery to restore neurological function and quality of life.
Dr. Dallapiazza completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Virginia. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Additionally, he has international training as a senior registrar in the Department of Neurosurgery Auckland City Hospital, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand. He has research interest in identifying novel treatments and advancing current surgical treatment for movement disorders. He has additional interests in simple and complex spine disorders, brain and spinal cord tumors and skull base surgery.
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