Spasticity Surgery Program

Spasticity is an abnormal velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone. In adults, spasticity may develop as a result of childhood cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, demyelinating disease, and stroke. The Adult Spasticity Surgery Program combines expertise in the Department of Neurosurgery, the Department of Neurology, and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to provide state-of-the-art therapies to patients with this disabling neurological problem. Approaches to spasticity include oral medications, physical therapy, intrathecal baclofen therapy, and occasionally open surgery.


Parag Patil, M.D.

Parag G. Patil, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurology
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Oren Sagher, M.D.

William F. Chandler Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor, Anesthesiology

Taubman Center
Floor 2, Reception G
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734-936-7010
Toll Free: 866-909-4449
Fax: 734-647-9233