UAB functional neurosurgeons work with specialists from the Neurology Department to coordinate treatment strategies for movement disorders, including Parkinson's Disease, dystonia, and essential tremor. UAB neurosurgeons also specialize in the surgical treatment of pain, including trigeminal neuralgia.

The UAB Approach

The functional neurosurgery program at UAB focuses on surgical therapy for movement disorders, including Parkinson's Disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. The program is run by Barton L. Guthrie, MD, a world-renowned expert in surgical neuromodulation. Patients receive a coordinated approach to their surgical therapy, which includes access to expert movement disorder neurologists, neuropsychologists, and rehabilitation physicians. Surgical procedures are followed by life-long relationships that optimize therapy, which improves quality of life for patients.

UAB Functional Neurosurgery Team

Barton L. Guthrie, MD


Patients must have had a recent MRI prior to referral. Referring providers should fax patient demographics, MRI reports, copies of insurance cards, and pertinent clinic notes to (205)975-6088. All requested information must be received in order to complete the referral.

Please note: Dr. Guthrie will not approve the scheduling of patients until he has received and reviewed the required information. Please make sure that the diagnosis is clearly defined. Dr. Guthrie's office will contact referring providers and patients once an appointment has been scheduled.