Minimally Invasive ‘HiFU’ Beat Her Essential Tremor: 'Be Brave Enough to Say You'll Do It'

Life with "essential tremor" --- one of the most common movement disorders -- is disruptive and debilitating. Nan Levy's outlook was bleak, with one neurologist telling her there was nothing that can be done. But her life would soon take a sharp turn for the better when she consulted with neurosurgeon Justin Sporrer, M.D., at Miami Neuroscience Institute, part of Baptist Health. He told her she could overcome essential tremor with a minimally invasive procedure at the Institute called high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HiFU. "Just be brave enough to say, 'Yes, I'll do it,' and go forward. And you will never regret it, never," she says.

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Justin Sporrer, MD

Justin Sporrer, MD

Director of Functional Neurosurgery, Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute

Justin Sporrer, M.D., is a neurosurgeon and director of functional neurosurgery at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute. He is a member of Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians in multiple specialties ...

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