Neurology departments of Acıbadem Hospitals Group incorporate a cerebrovascular accident unit (Stroke Center), a headache unit, an electroencephalography and epilepsy unit, an electromyography (EMG) unit and a neuro-ophthalmology unit.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT SERVICES:
Nurology departments of Acıbadem Hospitals Group provide outpatient and inpatient diagnosis and treatment services. Our departments provide diagnosis and treatment services for diseases including cerebrovascular diseases, acute ischemic strokes, cerebral bleeding, degeneretive diseases, vascular dementia, mobility disorders due to Alzheimer's disease, ALS, etc.; Parkinson's disease, dystonia, dyskinesias, essential tremor, restless legs syndrome, Huntington's chorea, epilepsy, focal, generalized epilepsy, status epilepticus, demyelinating diseases, multiple sclerosis, acute demyelination, encephalomalacia, transverse malacia, central nervous system vasculitis, neuropathies, toxic-metabolic, immune neuropathies, Guillain–Barré syndrome, muscular diseases, neuromuscular junction diseases, myasthenia gravis, headaches, lumbar pain and neck pain, vascular headache, stress headache, cervikogenic headache, temporal arteritis, neuralgia, confusional states, delirium, encephalitis and vertigo.
Our neurology branch also incorporates a neuro-ophthalmology sub division.
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Unit
Intraoperative neuromonitoring is used to preserve the functions of neural structures including the brain, brain stem, cranial nerves, and peripheral nerves. Depending on the region of the brain or spinal cord that is damaged, the individual may no longer be able to move, feel, hear, or speak. In recent years, intraoperative neuromonitoring is widely used during brain and spinal surgeries to avoid such damage.
The intraoperative neuromonitoring team uses special neurophysiological methods to monitor the functional integrity of neural structures during the procedure in eligible patients and thus, is able to identify a potential injury caused by the surgical procedure at an early stage and alert the surgeon. Most of the times, the surgeon can use this information to modify his surgical strategy and avoid damage to neural tissues. Thus, it is possible to prevent potential postoperative damage of critical functions including speech, hearing, or sensory abilities.
Which patients need intraoperative neuromonitoring?
Patients benefit from intraoperative neuromonitoring during surgical procedures that involve a high risk of injury to neural tissues. This method is most commonly used during brain, nerve, and spinal surgery as well as procedures performed on the brain and spinal cord.
Our intraoperative neuromonitoring team consists of experienced neurologists and technicians who have been trained in neurophysiology. This team joins the surgeon during procedures that involve a high risk of injury to the neural tissues.
The intraoperative neuromonitoring team closely collaborates with the surgeon and anesthesiologist during the surgery.
This unit addresses diseases involving the optic nerves and the optic tract that provide the connection between the eyes and the brain.