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Neurologists at Marina del Rey Hospital are physicians with extensive training in the investigation, diagnose and treatment of neurological diseases. Neurology is a non-surgical medical specialty – its surgical correspondent is neurosurgery.

A Comprehensive Approach

Our neurologists are permanently collaborating with licensed therapists whose expertise is vital for the successful management of your disorder

Neurology defines the vast field of medicine that deals with the disorders of the nervous system and the diagnoses and treatment of all categories of conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. In its quest to find ailment and recovery to patients suffering from neurological disorders, neurology uses the findings of neuroscience, the scientific study of the nervous system.

Some of the most common and important neurological diseases and conditions that affect people around the world are:

  • headache
  • back pain
  • movement disorders
  • alterations of consciousness
  • stroke
  • epilepsy
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • nervous system infections
  • traumatic brain injury
  • neuromuscular diseases

With effective treatment from our well-trained neurologists, your condition will improve considerably.

Through their elaborate system of disease evaluation, neurologists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital evaluate and address a large spectrum of symptoms that may have as their cause a neurological condition. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Amyloid Neuropathy
  • Decreased alertness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting and memory problems
  • Partial or complete loss of sensation (pain, numbness)
  • Physical impairments such as limb weakness, problems walking, etc.
  • Muscle weakness
  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Sleep problems
  • Speech problems, difficulty remembering words, difficulty reading and writing
  • Vision changes

Patients who experience any of these symptoms or a combination of them, are advised to consult an experienced neurologist, for a correct and timely diagnoses of underlying nervous system disorders.

In their determination to offer patients the best available solutions, neurology specialists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital make use of the most state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic advances and the highly specialized procedures or neurological technology, to diagnose and treat neurological diseases, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Back pain
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Birth defects of the brain and spinal cord
  • Brain aneurysm, brain injury and tumor
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Different types of Dementia
  • Disk disease of neck and lower back
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular and related diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Psychiatric conditions, such as severe depression, OCD, etc.
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal disorders (deformity, tumor, etc.)
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo

Neurological conditions can be basic or complex, and their diagnoses and treatment requires not only vast experience, but also thorough and continuous training.

Neurologists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital are able to assess, evaluate and diagnose patients with the help of the latest imaging capabilities and highly specialized procedures used in neurology and neurosurgery. Some of the diagnostic services offered by our medical center are:

  • Apomorphine testing
  • Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning,
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Emboli detection
  • Fundus photography
  • Genetic testing
  • Intraoperative Monitoring
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy
  • Nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG)
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Neurovascular ultrasound
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Sleep studies
  • Vasoreactivity testing
  • Visual field testing

Apart from the administration of a medical cure, patients suffering from neurological diseases are often assigned to a certain type of therapy, which aims to restore some of the lost functions of the patient. These therapies involve:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pain management
  • Medication

Behavioral neurological diseases are approached by the type of therapy known as talk therapy, or CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). At Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital CBT is administered by licensed therapists. It often proves to be just the right response to many disorders such as anxiety, mood disorders, and psychogenic impairments. However, CBT is not efficient in the case of patients recovering from stroke, traumatic injury or degenerative brain diseases. In these cases the therapeutic methods to go by, will be chosen by our knowledgeable neurologists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your first visit to a neurologist can include imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, questions about your medical history and a neurological examination.

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Dementia is a term that includes different brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body dementia, vascular dementias, and frontotemporal dementias.

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Headaches have many different causes, such as nervous system infections, medication side effects, tumors, head injuries, meningitis, hemorrhage, migraines, etc.

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A severe headache does not necessarily indicate a brain tumor. The most common way to identify a brain tumor is an MRI scan.

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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition and an autoimmune disease, in which our own immune system attacks the central nervous system.

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