Dr. Lloyd Zucker, a board certified and fellowship trained neurosurgeon, continues to expand the scope of neurosurgery care he has provided over the past two decades in Palm Beach County. Dr. Zucker recently added Medical Director of Neurosurgical Services for Delray Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center to his list of titles and affiliations which include Chief of Surgery, Delray Medical Center; Assistant Affiliate Professor of Clinical Biomedicine Science at the Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine at FAU, and an appointment at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute.
Q: What type of ailments and illnesses do you commonly treat?
I diagnose and treat all neurologic illnesses of the brain and spine including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, brain tumors, intracerebral hemorrhages and all types of brain trauma. With fellowship training in complex spinal surgery, I am able to approach all regions of the spine with minimally invasive or open surgery depending on what disease of the spine is being treated.
Q: What are the most progressive treatments?
Surgery for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. One is deep brain stimulation which places an electrode within the brain and the other, called focused ultrasound, uses beams of energy to create a small lesion within the brain that controls the tremors. BrainPath, for tumor surgery, allows us to access areas of the brain which previously were felt to be inoperative.
Q: What is the most important thing for your patient to know?
To be able to care for patients and to be entrusted with their futures is a privilege and an honor. Only by presenting a patient with an honest evaluation of their problem can they make an educated decision of the path to follow. Most importantly, patients praise me for being dedicated, compassionate and generous with my time.
Brain and Spine Center South Florida
4675 Linton Blvd., Suite 102, Delray Beach, FL 33445; 561-501-7445
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