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Functional Brain Disorders

Experts in Treating Functional Brain Disorders

The Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital brings together neurosurgeons who specialize in evaluating and caring for patients with epilepsy, movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia, and some psychiatric disorders. These disorders affect millions of people, and our surgeons aim to help patients feel better by using the most appropriate and up-to-date treatment methods available.

Patients who are candidates for surgical treatment are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of dedicated neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, social workers, physician assistants and nurse specialists—all of whom have focused expertise in diagnosing and treating functional brain disorders.

As a patient here, you can expect to benefit from the latest treatment options available today, such as:

Our Team

Rees Cosgrove, MD

Rees Cosgrove, MD


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John Rolston, MD

John Rolston, MD


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For over a century, a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery.

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