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I have cervical dystonia and am looking form a quailfied

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I have cervical dystonia and am looking form a quailfied neurosurgeon in Canada to perform peripheral denervation. The only prior known surgeon Dr Bouvier of Montreal has retired. Unfortunately the dystonia societies of Canada and the US do not have any information and my neurologist is unaware of any current practicioner of this procedure. Any information would be most helpful. IanK
The Neurosurgery Department at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Belzberg, does this procedure, and has written a paper in the medical journals about the procedure, which is also known as "The Bertrand Procedure".

http://www.hopkinsneuro.org/team_member.cfm/expert/Allan_Belzberg

The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota has a group that have also published a paper describing their 168 cases of peripheral denervation for spasmotic torticollis.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/neurosurgery-rst/

In terms of Canada, the University of Toronto has a large neurosurgery program, and it would be worth investigating if they have done the procedures there as well. Unfortunately, I cannot find any specific practicioner that has published papers from Canada on the subject (that presumably would have experience with the surgery).
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
U of Toronto does not have a hospital. Toronto Western Hospital has an extensive movement disorder clinic but does not do denervation. Is this the hospital you were referring to?
I meant this group that is academically based out of the University of Toronto.

http://www.surg.med.utoronto.ca/neuro/

It appears they operate out of four different hospitals:
St Michael’s, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, and The Toronto Western Hospital.
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