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Dr. Joeseph Neimat and Vanderbilt DBS

Surgery Fine-Tunes Legendary Banjo Player's Brain

Eddie Adcock's fast picking and unconventional style made him world famous as a bluegrass banjo innovator.  But when tremors took over his once dexterous hands, he lost the ability to play the music he loved.  Now, thanks to an incredible brain surgery, during which Adcock was awake and playng the banjo until the doctors got it just right, he can turn his talent back on, literally at the push of a button!
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Functional Neurosurgery

More Information About Deep Brain Stimulation

Disorders treated by Vanderbilt neurosurgeon Peter Konrad, MD, PhD:

Movement Disorders

  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Torticollis
  • Dystonia

In addition to traditional surgical treatment for movement disorders, the Vanderbilt Neurosurgery team can provide surgery for deep brain stimulation.

Additional movement disorder information


  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Spinal Cord
  • Glossopharyngeal
  • Nerve Root Pain (Phantom Limb)
  • Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Cancer Pain
  • Spasticity


Department of Neurological Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 1506 VAV
Nashville, TN 37232-5345

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