Neurology

We provide noninvasive procedures for adult and pediatric patients that suffer from neurological conditions.

Neurology

Our adult and pediatric neurologists are trained to treat acute, chronic and/or congenital conditions involving the brain, central/peripheral nervous systems and memory function. For adolescents under the age of 18 years of age we furnish additional medical expertise for children with learning and behavioral developmental disabilities. Board-certified physicians and subspecialty trained in electro diagnostic medicine and electroencephalography, we treat a wide variety of head and neck conditions. These conditions are the following but not limited to:

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(718) 448-3210 

1099 Targee Street

Staten Island NY 10304

Click on one of the following links above for more information on the conditions and treatments we provide. All descriptions are provided by the American Academy of Neurology.

Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)


This is a test that examines the nerve pathways along the auditory canal. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and earphones in the ears. A continuous click is applied to the ear being tested with a masking noise applied to the opposite ear. This usually takes approximately one hour.




Electroencephalogram (EEG)


A test that records the electrical activity of the brain. A normal EEG can take up to one hour (including connecting and disconnecting the patient).




Sleep Electronencephalogram (Sleep EEG)


This exam is the same as the aforementioned EEG, however, the patient is sleeping/and or sleep deprived. A technician will give instructions as to the amount of time patients are to be sleep deprived prior to testing. Chloral hydrate, a mild sedative to induce sleep, is usually given to children prior to testing. A two-hour time slot is allotted.




24-Hour Electroencephalogram (24-Hour EEG)


This test also records the electrical activity of the brain. Unlike a normal EEG however, the electrodes are kept on for a 24-hour period and the patient's activity is recorded by a digital recorder. The patient returns to the office the following day to have the electrodes removed. This test is performed solely at our Staten Island office.




Electromyogram (EMG)


An examination measuring the electrical activity of muscles. The test, performed by a physician, can take up to 30 minutes.




Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)


A test used to analyze the central nervous system, performed on the upper and lower extremities. Electrodes are applied to the head and body. The areas are then stimulated with surface electrodes to detect any issues. Each modality takes one hour to test.




Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)


A test used to measure the speed of conduction of impulses through a nerve. Performed by a technician, this exam usually takes about 15 minutes.




Visual Evoked Response (VER)


An exam that tests the nerve pathways along the optic nerve. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and the patient is seated in front of a monitor that displays a checkerboard pattern. Patients stare at a fixed object in the center of the screen and each eye is tested separately. The test is conducted in approximately one hour.




The Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.)


The T.O.V.A. test aides our healthcare professionals in the assessment of, and evaluation of treatment for, attention deficits, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The T.O.V.A. calculates response time variability (consistency), response time (speed), commisions (impulsivity), and omissions (focus and vigilance). According to T.O.V.A company, these calculations are then compared to a large age-and gender-matched normative sample, as well as to a sample population of individuals independently diagnosed with ADHD.





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