Message from our Chair

Welcome to the Neurological Institute, one of the six Centers of Excellence at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. We are a collaborative group of neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists working together to treat patients with neurological diseases in an integrated approach. We are committed to making sure patients with neurological or psychiatric diseases receive the best, most appropriate individualized care, from prevention and education to acute care and rehabilitation. Our team of physicians collaborate on all care decisions; patients and especially those with chronic diseases, benefit from this multidisciplinary team approach.

We provide state-of-the-art equipment and high-level international expertise to perform the most complex treatments not available elsewhere in the UAE, whether for stroke and neuro-vascular diseases or in cranial and spinal neurosurgery. Our multidisciplinary centres for MS, Epilepsy and Movement Disorders participate in international trials to offer our patients the most modern treatment available. As an academic centre, we are dedicated to research and education, and offer a number of educational and training opportunities across multiple neurological and neurosurgical sub-specialties.

It is my pleasure to introduce the first quarterly newsletter from the Neurological Institute detailing the activities within the Centre for Movement Disorders.

Dr. Florian Roser, MD PhD
Professor and Chairman
Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

The term “movement disorders” refers to a group of neurological conditions that causes abnormal increased movements or reduced/slow movements, which may be voluntary or involuntary. It includes conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s plus conditions, essential tremor, dystonia……
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Botulinum toxin is a power neurotoxin and commonly used by dermatologists, neurologists and urologists. In neurology we use botulinum toxin for movement disorders and migraines. Commonly used indications for movement disorders include hemifacial spasm…
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Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation [DBS] is a sophisticated, technically challenging surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device [commonly known as brain pacemaker]. The procedure is among the most important advances in the clinical neurosciences in the past two decades.

DBS offers several advantages over other surgical approaches for neuromodulation….
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Roudha Yusuf, now 53, struggled to get a diagnosis and adequate treatment when she first noticed her symptoms 17 years ago. Despite travelling to the United States and Germany, her symptoms progressed to the point that she was unable to sit up or stand independently and was bedridden for almost 2 years…
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