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VA Caribbean Healthcare System


Parkinson's Disease

About the Program

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

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

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

Services Offered

The following services are offered by referral:

  • 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


  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 787-641-7582
  • 800-449-8729

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm