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Can surgery be performed for Parkinson's disease?

Treating Parkinson's disease with surgery was once a common practice. But after the discovery of the levodopa drug, surgery was restricted to only a few cases. Studies in the past few decades have led to great improvements in surgical techniques, and surgery is again being used in people with advanced Parkinson's disease for whom drug therapy is no longer sufficient.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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