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Neurology

The Department of Neurology provides expertise in the treatment of stroke, Neuro-trauma, Parkinson's Disease epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, neuro-muscular, peripheral nerve injury, pain, neuro-geriatric memory disorder, gait and balance disorder, neuro-otology (skull base) neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-urology, pediatric neurology, neuro-oncology and intraoperative monitoring. The Department has an association with the Westchester Institute for Human development. The Stroke Center at Westchester Medical Center facilitates the best care currently available for cerebrovascular disease. Specialized programs for the care of patients with neuromuscular disorders and epilepsy are directed by some of the finest sub-specialists in the country. Specialized laboratories include electroencephalography, 24-hour Ambulatory EEG, electromyography with nerve conduction disorders, evoked response testing, intra-operative monitoring, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, transcranial doppler, duplex and stroke unit.


What is Neurology?

Neurology is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle. For these diseases, the neurologist is often the principal care physician, and may render all levels of care commensurate with his or her training.