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provides a wide range of services for all types of neurological
problems, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and movement
disorders such as Parkinson's disease. The Division also
provides diagnosis and treatment for disorders of higher
cortical function, stroke, headache, peripheral nerve
disorders and neuromuscular disorders.
Physicians within the Division of Neurosurgery coordinate
the Hospital's stroke response protocol in conjunction
with professionals in the Emergency and Radiology departments
and the Division of Neurosurgery. A goal of the protocol
is to diagnose patients as quickly as possible and,
when appropriate, begin treatment with clot-busting
medications such as intra-arterial TPA. In addition,
a variety of radiologic and surgical therapies are available.
Included within the Division is the Electroencephalograms
Laboratory, which provides the following diagnostic
Electroencephalograms (EEG) and 24-hour EEG for the
evaluation of epilepsy and other diseases affecting
brain function, Electromyograms (EMG) for the evaluation
peripheral nerve disorders and neuromuscular disorders,
and Evoked potentials for the evaluation of a variety
of nervous system disorders.
All exams are interpreted by board-certified physicians
who work with the patients primary care physician
or other providers to help develop a quality care plan.
The Division of Neurosurgery at Padma Clinic and Nursing
Home provides treatment for patients with a broad range
of conditions affecting the nervous system, including
the brain, spinal cord and spinal column. Among the
most common conditions are brain tumors, aneurysms,
adult hydrocephalus, and back and leg pain.
Physicians within the Division are experienced in advanced
surgical procedures and techniques, and are facilitated
by computer-directed, stereotactic, and frameless stereotactic
equipment; modern intracranial and spinal ultrasound
equipment; and modern operating microscopes.
Physicians work closely with neurologists, primary
care physicians, oncologists, physical, occupational
and speech therapists, and other specialists to ensure
an appropriate, multi-disciplinary approach is used
in planning treatment for each patient.