Johnston-Willis Focused Ultrasound
Patients with Parkinson’s disease or with essential tremors have an innovative treatment option available at Johnston-Willis Hospital.
Focused Ultrasound is now available with no wait list at Johnston-Willis Hospital
Patients with Parkinson’s disease or with essential tremors have an innovative treatment option available at Johnston-Willis Hospital. This MR-guided focused ultrasound uses sound waves to precisely target and ablate deep brain tissue for immediate, noticeable improvement and a better quality of life. Focused ultrasound is FDA approved for essential tremors. This technology is only available at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Central Virginia.
Focused Ultrasound videos
Elsa's Story - Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor
Meet our team
Dr. K. Singh Sahni
Dr. K. Singh Sahni is the chairperson of neuroscience and medical director of the Focus Ultrasound and the Gamma Knife Center at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Dr. Sahni has performed more than 5,000 neurosurgical procedures and has led the team of experts at Johnston-Willis Hospital to create a state-of-the-art neurosurgical program.
Dr. Matthew Boyce
Dr. Matthew Boyce is the medical director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Dr. Boyce is board-certified by the American Board of Neurology. Dr. Boyce is one of the few neurologists with special training in movement disorders and actively participates by monitoring and testing patients during Deep Brain Stimulation and Focus Ultrasound procedures.
Denise Laine is the neuroscience nurse navigator at Johnston-Willis hospital. She is a board- certified registered nurse. Denise Laine guides patients and family members throughout the care process helping with education, diagnosis, treatment options, and any additional resources required.
Bri is an experienced Nurse Practitioner and has been in practice with Dr. Sahni for five years. After the initial comprehensive consultation, she stays fully involved with patient follow up after their treatment. She assists with Focused Ultrasound, Gamma Knife and DBS management of patients with severe tremors.