Parkinson's Disease - VA Central Iowa Health Care System
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VA Central Iowa Health Care System


Parkinson's Disease

About the Program

The Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at VAMC Prototype serves as a nationwide referral center providing comprehensive care to patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

The Center specializes in applying advanced surgical techniques to the treatment of —

  • Parkinson's disease
  • essential tremor
  • dystonia
  • other movement disorders

Services Offered

Services offered by the Center include —

  • extensive neurological and neurosurgical evaluation to determine if a patient is an appropriate candidate for surgical treatment
  • systematic pre-operative testing of patients deemed to be candidates for surgical treatment
  • surgical treatment
  • pallidotomy, a procedure which can signficantly improve most signs of Parkinson's disease
  • thalamotomy, a procedure effective in reducing tremors

Contact Info


  • Main Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 515-699-5999

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.