The neurologists at Lankenau Medical Center 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 focus on 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 Lankenau Medical Center 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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