A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Neurological disease and conditions can affect nearly every part of your body.
The Neurological Team at St. John’s offers a comprehensive wealth of solutions for ailments including diagnosing and treating people with epilepsy, aneurysms, spinal bifida, movement disorders, dementias, stroke, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, headache, neuromuscular diseases, peripheral nerve tumors, paralysis, nerve pain, sleep disorders, speech disorders and many other conditions.
In addition, the St. John’s Riverside Hospital locations feature access to the latest diagnostic technologies to allow for an accurate diagnosis. Our team takes the time needed to start with an accurate diagnosis. You might undergo several tests so that your doctors can identify exactly what’s causing your signs and symptoms. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons work with radiologists who use innovative and advanced imaging technologies, including MRI, magnetic resonance elastography and PET scan to pinpoint health issues.
Our neuroscientists seek new knowledge improving findings and treatments for people with brain, spine, and nervous system disorders. They study sleep-disordered breathing, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, seizures, anti-epileptic medications, and electrical stimulation to stop seizures and epilepsy. They are abreast of advances of what causes Parkinson’s disease, and they seek new drug therapies to control pain in chronic headaches and to treat dementia.
If you or someone you know is suffering from neurological ailments call 914.964.4DOC (4362) to be referred to a neurologist who specializes in treatments.