About Functional Neurosurgery
The neurosurgery team at Baylor Medicine has long been a pioneer in functional neurosurgery, using targeted therapies to improve quality of life. Baylor is a national leader in deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of movement disorders. Dr. Viswanathan was the first surgeon in Texas to perform image-guided DBS, and “asleep” DBS. In addition to DBS, our neurosurgeons are experts in utilizing advanced state-of-the-art neurosurgical treatment for patients with disabling neurological movement disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders and pain conditions.
- Deep brain stimulation
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Microvascular decompression
- Outpatient trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain) treatment
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Intrathecal drug delivery
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Essential Tremor
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Psychiatric Conditions: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression
- Tourette Syndrome
- Pain including Trigeminal Neuralgia
Programs and Services
Our approach to pain management focuses on providing the least-invasive treatment to improve quality of life.
For patients with epilepsy who cannot attain good seizure control with medications, epilepsy surgery is an important option.
Deep Brain Stimulation
Baylor Medicine our neurosurgeons have been offering and managing DBS therapy for patients with a variety of movement disorders since the 1990s. Additionally, our team is one of the few in the country with extensive experience in treating patients with severe psychiatric disorders.
Our doctors use one of the best and most advanced radiosurgery systems available, the CyberKnife©.
Meet Our Team
Sameer Sheth, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Sheth specializes in the treatment of patients with movement disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, tremor and psychiatric disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. He has extensive experience in neurosurgical procedures such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), epilepsy surgery, and brain tumor resection.
Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.
Dr. Viswanathan is one of the few neurosurgeons in the nation with special expertise to treat cancer pain and also specializes in deep brain stimulation. He has a vast experience with complex surgeries for uncontrollable pain, including minimally invasive cordotomy surgery.
Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.
Dr. Viswanathan, neurosurgeon, specializes in deep brain stimulation, trigeminal neuralgia, cancer pain, and chronic pain.