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January 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 7

Delray Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in South Florida to Perform a Percept PC Procedure

Technology is first to capture patient-specific brain signals for more personalized data-driven treatment 
August 10 2020 - Delray Medical Center reported that it is the first hospital in South Florida to perform a Percept PC Deep Brain Stimulation procedure.  This technology is the first and only system with the ability to chronically capture and record brain signals while delivering therapy to patients with neurologic disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, dystonia, epilepsy or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  Dr. Lloyd Zucker, medical director of neurosurgery at Delray Medical Center, completed the first case at the hospital.
“Doctors can now track patient brain signals and correlate these with patient-recorded actions or experiences, such as symptoms, side-effects, or medication intake,” said Dr. Lloyd Zucker, medical director of neurosurgery at Delray Medical Center.  “This technology enables more personalized, data-driven neurostimulation treatment and our ultimate goal is for patients to regain their independence.”
DBS is an individualized therapy delivered from a small pacemaker-like device, placed under the skin of the chest or abdomen, to send electrical signals through very thin wires (leads) to a targeted area in the brain related to the symptoms of a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease.  
“I would like to congratulate Dr. Zucker on his accomplishment of performing the first Percept PC Deep Brain Stimulation procedure in South Florida.  Adding another first to our list of achievements is a testament to our commitment to bringing the latest technology and treatments to Delray Medical Center,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer of the Palm Beach Health Network and Delray Medical Center. “We have appropriate safety protocols in place, and we are here to provide needed care for our community.”
Delray Medical Center, part of the Palm Beach Health Network, has advanced technology and services to help with any neurological issue.  As a member of the Advanced Neuroscience Network, an integrated delivery system of medical professionals and hospitals, we offer a full continuum of neurological care throughout South Florida.  Delray Medical Center focuses on everything from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.  
About Delray Medical Center
For nearly 40 years, Delray Medical Center, part of the Palm Beach Health Network, is a 523-bed acute care hospital, has served the communities of South Palm Beach County. As both a community hospital and state-designated Level I Trauma Center located on a 42-acre medical plaza, Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including cardiac care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, emergency care and more. 
For the past 14 years, Delray Medical Center has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades®, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Delray Medical Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation recognizing superior performance of hospitals preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.  The hospital is also a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 17 years in a row (2003-2019). 
Delray Medical Center is a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and Thrombectomy Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. In addition, the hospital earned the Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure and Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in 2020. Delray Medical Center was also named by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 12 years in a row (2008-2020).  Pinecrest Rehabilitation and Outpatient Hospital at Delray Medical Center is a CARF accredited rehabilitation unit, and the only state designated brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation program in Palm Beach County by the state of Florida, Department of Health. 
Delray Medical Center is actively involved in community outreach, sponsoring several events, community lectures and fundraisers. The hospital is also a smoke-free campus. For more information or for a free physician referral, please call 1-800-897-9789 or visit the website at

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