Neuromodulation uses customized augmentation for optional performance and recovery. Our specific research areas include TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), tDCS (transcranial direct stimulation – a non-invasive technique that has garnered the renewed interest of researchers as a possible treatment for neurological disorders), photobiomodulation, Float, and sleep. We provide advanced care for patients using the latest technology to alter and, in some cases, improve the function of the human nervous system. This is called neuromodulation. This surgery is often done in a minimally or non-invasive manner and can have dramatic results.
Dr. Ali Rezai, executive chair of the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, lays out his bold, new vision for neuroscience at WVU. Joining Dr. Rezai are WVU President Gorden Gee, Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University Health System, and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for Health Science at WVU.
Research drives patient care at any large academic medical center. As stroke treatment has dramatically evolved in the past decade, WVU Medicine’s neurointerventionists have emerged as national leaders in their relatively new field. Here, Ansaar Rai, MD, WVU Medicine Radiology vice chair of clinical operations, discusses the past and present of stroke treatment.
Neurosurgeons treat their patients through the use of a delicate, targeted procedure; the best neurosurgeons are skilled at several. WVU Medicine neurosurgeon Robert A. Marsh, MD, PhD, says his best approach is unique to each patient, and considers wishes as well as needs.