ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Department of Neurology of our hospital savar provides comprehensive consultative services, diagnostic testing and treatment for a broad spectrum of neurological conditions, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Super hospital savar is the only hospital in the country to be providing advanced and comprehensive Neurology & Neurosurgery facilities under one roof. The Neurology Department has experienced American Board Certified Neurologist and also the only qualified epilepsy specialist of the country. The department uses the latest technology and facilities, and is staffed by an experienced team of neurologists, nurses and technologists, who are committed to patient care. Neuro Rehabilitation services are provided for our patients in association with Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre.
Our Neurology Department offers management of a variety of neurological conditions in both adults and children; the most common include:
- Different types of stroke
- Epilepsy, seizures and other types of unconsciousness
- Headaches of different types
- Brain infections like meningitis, encephalities, etc.
- Paralysis of different kinds
- Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
- Cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders of children
- Behavioural disorders
- Degenerative brain diseases
- Memory problems/ dementia
- Neck, back, lower back, arm & leg pains and tingling
- Cervical, lumbro-sacral spondysosis
- Some types of brain tumours
- Other neurological diseases
Team of Doctors
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A 48 years old lady was brought by her attendants to the Emergency department of the our hospital savar. Emergency team found weakness of the right half of her body & inability to lift her right extremity, not able to speak properly with facial deviation. On duty Emergency Physician, suspected brain stroke and advised for MRI of the brain immediately.
It was a miracle waiting for the physicians & the patient on the next morning!!
She was found completely normal on the next day. There was no significant weakness or speech problem. She was shifted to step down unit 24 hrs after the injection. After 24 hours in a cabin for observation she was discharged on the 3rd day as a normal person with no deficit.
One major problem with thrombolysis is that it has to be instituted within the first to four and half hours and, unfortunately many people do not recognize the initial warning signs of a stroke. Delaying treatment makes it in many cases difficult or impossible to treat. It is important for a suspected stroke to rush in an emergency department within 1 to 3 hours, for complete recovery.
TESTS & TREATMENTS
- Biofeedback Therapy
Our team of neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sleep medicine specialists, gastroenterologists and pain medicine specialists will utilize several physical and mental exercises to help control patient’s chronic pain and teach a series of exercises that the patient can do at home.
Our neuroradiologists perform x-rays of the skull for evaluating the fractures of the bones of the skull and detecting other conditions of the skull and brain.
- CT Scan and CT Angiogram (CTA)
Our radiologists use the most advanced CT technology (64 slice CT scanner) to obtain the greatest possible visual detail of the patient’s brain.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI ) & Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
We offers advanced high-field MRI technology (1.5 tesla) that utilizes powerful magnetic fields and radiofrequencies to help us make accurate diagnoses of neurological disorders.
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
An electroencephalogram (EEG) at Super is one of many diagnostic procedures performed to measure electrical brain activity.
- Electromyography (EMG)& Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
Electromyography (EMG) involves testing the electrical activity of muscles, while Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) measures the conducting function of nerves.
- Evoked Potentials Studies
Super neurologists have specialized expertise in using evoked potentials studies (first in Bangladesh) to assist in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. The hospital offers visual, auditory and brainstem Evoked Potentials Studies.
- Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
Neurologists at Super Hospitals Savar are experienced in using lumbar puncture (also known as a “spinal tap”) in developing an accurate diagnosis for neurological conditions.
- Muscle Biopsy & Histopathology Service
Histopathologists of Our Lab Medicine Department use variety of procedures to diagnose muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular conditions, including a muscle biopsy.
All imaging reports are evaluated by qualified and experienced neuro-radiologists. Neurophysiology studies are conducted and supervised by trained and experienced neuro-physiologist, and reported by qualified neurologist and clinical neuro-physiologist.
Note: Interventional procedures and neurosurgeries are handled by Department of Neurosurgery.
Neuro-rehabilitation is provided to patients by Super Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre. Rehabilitation services, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy, aims to aid in the management or recovery of patients with neurological injury or illness, and to minimize and/or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it. Patients are provided with specialized out-patient and in-patient rehabilitation services through our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre, and are offered comprehensive services and care of the highest quality. For more information on our physical medicine & rehabilitation services and facilities, please click Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre.