The neurologists at Paoli Hospital offer comprehensive care for a wide variety of disorders of the nervous system, including:
Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
Dementia of Alzheimer’s disease and other causes
In addition, our neurologists provide care for patients with:
Neuromuscular and spinal cord disorders
Other head and facial pains
Our physicians are board certified in neurology and some have added qualifications in neurophysiology.
Our specialists in movement disorders in the division of neurology is focused upon the delivery of the most advanced, state-of-the-art care for patients afflicted with the entire range of disorders of voluntary movement, including Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonisms, essential tremor, dystonia, torticollis, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, spasmodic dysphonia, tic disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, myoclonus, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements of sleep and spasticity.
Main Line Health is the leading provider of electromyographically guided botulinum toxin therapy in the Delaware Valley and maintains an active clinical research program investigating new pharmacological therapies of movement disorders. Our doctors have a particular clinical research interest in nerve-cell protection therapies to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, with one medication (riluzole) in clinical trial and another to begin testing later this year. Main Line Health also has very strong liaisons with the movement disorder surgery program at Jefferson Hospital, for those patients who require neurosurgical treatment of their movement disorder.
The stroke professionals at Paoli Hospital are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of stroke. A stroke is a sudden injury to the brain caused by a disturbance in brain circulation. Some strokes are caused by a hemorrhage to the brain due to high blood pressure or a ruptured aneurysm. The more common cause of stroke is interruption of blood supply to the brain due to either a blood clot or a blockage of the vessels in the brain by atherosclerosis or plaque formation.
Our neurophysiologists use a range of electrodiagnostic studies—including electroencephalography (EEG), evoked responses, electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies and ultrasonic vascular studies—to evaluate patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.
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255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
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