Cordelia’s Story

Outside view of the Medical Arts and Research Center.

Cordelia has had Parkinson’s disease for 13 years. Recently, she started to notice that her symptoms were getting worse; she became afraid of falling whenever she stood up or tried to move around.

“The tremors were getting hard to handle,” Cordelia explained. “I thought I was going to have to retire, which would mean I wouldn’t be able to help my sons pay for college.”

Cordelia eventually discovered that Alexander M. Papanastassiou, M.D., could help her through surgical intervention. After her operation, everything changed. She was able to continue her work as a teacher without having to worry about falling or feeling self-conscious.

“This procedure was life-changing,” Cordelia told us. “…I still have slight tremors from time to time, but recently I feel like I don’t even have Parkinson’s anymore.”

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