Neurology is the branch of health sciences that deals with all abnormalities and disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The scope of a neurologist may also include the blood vessels, sheaths and effector tissues. Scientific research of the human nervous system helps physicians establish themselves in the field of neurology. A neurologist may typically be involved in clinical trials, research, translational research, or basic research. One branch within neurology, neurosurgery, is the department that supports the parent branch with its specialty. Over the years, there has been considerable overlap between neurology and psychiatry, constantly blurring the otherwise obvious distinction between the two functions.
The neurology physician focuses heavily on the patient’s current physical and mental health status and, as part of a regular treatment plan, also examines the patient’s medical history, particularly mental health, strength, reflexes, cranial nerve health (including vision), and sensation. It is essential that a neurology physician determine the clinical location of the abnormality and/or simply verify that the problem is occurring in the nervous system. Most neurological diagnoses are made through a series of tests that help determine the location of the problem, and then a treatment program is established that leads the patient to definitive therapy and complete recovery from nervous disorders.
In both the inpatient and outpatient departments, a doctor of neurology examines, diagnoses, and cures patients referred by other physicians. The starting point of any neurological treatment is based on two key procedures:
A thorough examination of the patient’s medical history (including mental and physical health).
A physical examination with emphasis on analysis of the patient’s nervous system.
A comprehensive examination of a patient’s neurological condition may include (but is not limited to) assessment of the following:
While the above tests are appropriate for most cases, there are a few instances where a neurologist may also order some additional tests to ensure that therapy/treatment is going in the right direction. The list of additional tests may include the following:
Examination of a patient’s cerebrospinal fluid is one of the most common procedures performed by physicians who perform a lumbar puncture. Genetic testing has evolved in its usefulness, opening up further possibilities in the assessment and classification of neuromuscular diseases that may be inherited, including helping to cure many such neurogenetic and neurologic diseases. Active research is underway to uncover various genetic influences on the development of acquired neurological diseases. The same is true for pediatric neurology.
Some of the most common diseases treated and cured by neurology doctors are:
At Gncdubai we are aware that mental health is as important a branch of healthcare as any other, probably even more so. The Department of Neurology treats patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or muscles. The medical staff combines compassionate care with cutting-edge research and rigorous medical training. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology, from life-saving intervention for acute traumatic brain injury to expert treatment for chronic neurological conditions.
We believe that access to specialized equipment and technology is just as important as access to a highly skilled medical team. That’s why our state-of-the-art medical infrastructure provides the perfect setting for accurate diagnosis and ongoing treatment of neurological conditions. At Gncdubai, we believe that patients and their families should have access to quality healthcare at a center they trust.
The department provides treatment and services for the following conditions:
- Headaches – Assessment and treatment of all types of headache disorders – Seizures/epilepsy/loss of consciousness – Dizziness – Stroke/paralysis – Memory disorders – Numbness/tingling in the hands, legs (neuropathy) – Tremor/Parkinson’s disease – Bell’s palsy – Generalized/focal weakness in the body – Sleep disorders The department has the following facilities for the treatment and diagnosis of its patients: – MRI – CT scan – carotid Doppler – electrocardiogram (ECG) – 2D echo – blood tests – electromyography (EMG)/nerve conduction studies – electroencephalogram (EEG).
Why choose Gncdubai?
We live in a world where getting sick is not uncommon, and it is appalling that a large portion of our population does not have access to quality mental health care. Gncdubai’s healthcare infrastructure and expert panel of physicians, clinicians and technicians ensure that each patient receives undivided attention, because we know that a successful treatment system thrives on open interaction. With a treatment philosophy based on a successful blend of science and expertise, research and study, care and commitment, we are committed to making the world a happier and healthier place. As part of this philosophy, our neurology department is staffed by some of the best physicians in the country, with an impressive track record and thousands of satisfied patients. Gncdubai is also home to some of the best pediatric neurologists and is constantly looking for new ways to set greater standards with advanced advances.
Gncdubai is present in over 9 countries and is probably one of the fastest growing healthcare chains in the world. Offering a wide range of healthcare services, Gncdubai has a diverse team of highly skilled medical professionals and a medical infrastructure capable of detecting and curing diseases from start to finish. Headquartered in Dubai, the Aster family today includes over 17,600 employees, 2296 physicians and several JCI-accredited hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centers. Each area of the group is a symbol of distinction, driven by a commitment to create a healthier future and take healthcare to the next level of excellence.