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Loretta Wilson, APRN, MSN, FNP-C

Specialty: 
Neurology
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Neurological Institute -- A department of UT Health Tyler

700 Olympic Plaza
Ste. 904
Tyler, TX 75701
903-535-6092
Hours: 

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701
903-597-0351

Loretta Wilson is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at the UT Health East Texas Neurological Institute, where she draws on her experience as a surgical nurse to assist in deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures. "It's one of the few surgeries in which you know what the results are going to be before the patient leaves the operating room, and they know too, because they are awake."

DBS involves surgically implanting electrodes in the brain and threading an insulated wire into the abdomen or chest wall where neurostimulators, similar to cardiac pacemakers, are implanted to stimulate the brain. The neurostimulators can be adjusted without further surgery to give the precise stimulatioin needed. "We maintain tremor control by adjusting the stimulation at each office visit."

Board Certifications: 

American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Certification

Texas State Board of Nursing, Certification

Advanced Life Support, Certification

Chemo Administration, Certification

X-Ray Technician, Certification

Education: 

Master of Science: Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, University of Phoenix, Ariz.

Associate of Science: Nursing, Trinity Valley Community College, Athens