They drilled holes in his head, and now this Parkinson’s patient is playing again

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Bruce Gilbert, left, is able to play music and play golf again thanks to an 11-hour brain surgery at Emory. AJC photo: Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Bruce Gilbert has not been cured of Parkinson’s disease. He knows the monster inside his head will come for him again one day. But thanks to an 11-hour surgery at Emory during which surgeons drilled holes in his skull and sent a wire with electrodes into his brain, he is playing golf and music again – passions that once seemed lost forever. 

CLICK HERE to read about the surgery and Bruce’s extraordinary story in this Personal Journey, by the AJC’s Craig Schneider: “Encore for Bruce.”

Bruce Gilbert, left, is able to play music and play golf again thanks to an 11-hour brain surgery at Emory. AJC photo: Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Bruce Gilbert, left, is able to play music and play golf again thanks to an 11-hour brain surgery at Emory. AJC photo: Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com


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