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Neurologists diagnose and treat an array disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles and autonomic nervous system. Loyola's neurologists have an extensive range of expertise and broad interests in various facets of neurology. Our physicians are internationally recognized and involved in innovative research. All faculty are board-certified physicians and most have completed fellowship study in their specialty. Loyola is equipped with the latest technologies for neurologic care, including a specialized Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, Acute Stroke Unit and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
Loyola works to match your needs with a neurologist best suited to treat your condition. Your physician will work with you to conduct appropriate testing to determine a diagnosis and then devise a treatment strategy.
Loyola's neurologists commonly treat patients with a variety of neurologic diseases, including:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- Brain hemorrhages
- Brain injury
- Carotid artery disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathies
- Migraine and other types of headaches
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
- Pediatric neurology
- Sleep apnea/disorders
- Spinal cord injury
- Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)
Botulinum Toxin Injections
A special clinic for botulinum toxin injections is held for focal dystonias, spasticity, headaches and other neurologic disorders.
Center for Sleep Disorders
This comprehensive sleep center is equipped to perform overnight sleep studies with polysomnography for diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric sleep problems.
The comprehensive, multidisciplinary epilepsy program offers long-term monitoring of epilepsy patients. WADA testing, and synchronized video recordings of the patient together with EEG for prolonged periods of time allow physicians to correlate behavior, including seizures, with changes in brain activity.
Loyola neurologists use the most up-to-date technologies to diagnosis neurologic disorders. These include neuroimaging such as CT scan, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT angiography, catheter cerebral angiography, electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potentials (response recorded following an electrical stimulus), transcranial Doppler ultrasonography, prolonged EEG video monitoring and electromyography (EMG).
A series of tests for neurocognitive function are used for the diagnosis and planning of treatment in individuals with brain diseases that affect thinking and behavior such as epilepsy, dementia and movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, stroke and head injuries, such as those resulting from sports injuries.
Loyola's Stroke Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care from the Joint Commission. Services cover every aspect of stroke care for patients and their families. The Stroke Center cares for patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, carotid artery disease, subarachnoid hemorrhage and other complex cerebrovascular disorders (aneurysms, cerebrovascular malformations, genetic disorders and pediatric stroke, among others). Patients are treated in a multidisciplinary setting in the Emergency Department, Acute Stroke Unit, Neuro-Intensive Care Unit and dedicated outpatient clinics.
Click here to learn more about the our innovative clinical trials on stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and headaches.