Specialty: Neurological

  • Lumbar Disk Replacement

    A lumbar disk replacement involves replacing a worn or degenerated disk in the lower part of the spine with an artificial replacement made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic.

  • Lumbar Puncture

    A lumbar puncture (LP) or spinal tap may be done to diagnose or treat a condition.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body, in this case, the brain and spine. MRI is used to help diagnose a health problem.

  • Myelogram

    A myelogram is a diagnostic imaging test generally done by a radiologist. It uses a contrast dye and X-rays or computed tomography (CT) to look for problems in the spinal canal. Problems can develop in the spinal cord, nerve roots, and other tissues. This test is also called myelography.

  • Nerve Conduction Velocity

    A nerve conduction velocity test measures how fast electrical impulses move through your nerves. The test is used to identify nerve damage.

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging test. It is used to examine various body tissues to identify certain conditions by looking at blood flow, metabolism, and oxygen use. PET scans may also be used to see how well the treatment of certain diseases is working.

  • Sensory Evoked Potentials Studies

    Evoked potentials studies measure electrical activity in the brain in response to stimulation of sight, sound, or touch.

  • Skull Base Surgery

    Skull base surgery may be done to remove both benign and cancerous growths, and abnormalities on the underside of the brain, the skull base, or the top few vertebrae of the spinal column.

  • Sympathectomy

    During a sympathectomy, a surgeon cuts or clamps a deep nerve that runs up and down along the spine. This prevents nerve signals from passing through it. It is used to treat heavy sweating and certain other conditions.

  • Thoracic Epidural Injection

    A thoracic epidural injection is a shot that temporarily helps ease pain in your thoracic region. That’s the upper to middle part of your back. Medicine is injected into an area around your spinal cord. This area is known as the epidural space.

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