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Neurology


 The Neurology Practice at Children’s Hospital Central California provides diagnostic services, medical treatment, and follow-up care to infants, children, and adolescents who have suspected or confirmed neurological disorders. Our pediatric neurologists manage and treat a variety of patients including those
with epilepsy disorders, neuromuscular disorders and spasticity. Neurologists also provide subspecialty services in Merced, Modesto and Visalia, providing children and families with access to care close to home.

Services Offered & Conditions Treated

  • Brain injury with seizures
  • Spinal cord injury with spasticity
  • New onset of weakness
  • Sudden loss of skills
  • Movement disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Migraine headaches
  • Tic disorder
  • Recurring seizures – including those associated with tumors, encephalitis or congenital disorders.
  • Medication management
  • Neurological follow-up
  • Medication regimes and management Referrals for additional medical care
  • Resource referrals
  • Family education
  • Coordination of services with other hospital departments

These are some of the most common services available. The division treats most conditions commonly associated with the specialty.

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Neurological exam
  • Video EEG
  • MRI
  • Genetic diagnostic tools
    • Genetic screening
  • Physical exam
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Routine metabolic screening

Expertise

  • Spasticity management
  • Behavioral problems associated with neurological conditions such as seizures
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures 

Most advanced technology/procedures

  • Vagal nerve stimulator (VNS)
  • Botox injection for the management of spacticity
  • Intrathecal Baclofen pump
  • Epilepsy monitoring (continuous Video EEG)

Physician Referral Guidelines

Pediatric Neurology Referral Guidelines

Multidisciplinary Services

Rehabilitation

Close relationship with our Rehabilitation Center in treating patients with:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Acute neurological disorders
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome

Neurosurgery

Works closely with our pediatric Neurosurgeons to treat patients with the following neurological conditions:

  • Brian tumors
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures

Cardiology

Collaborates with pediatric cardiologists at the Willson Heart Center to treat stroke patients.

Pathology

Provides diagnostic support such as muscle biopsies

Medical Imaging

Advanced neuro-imaging including:

  • MRI scans
  • 64-slice CT scanner
  • Pediatric sedation when necessary

Genetic Medicine & Metabolism

Provides support in diagnosing the cause of :

  • Seizures
  • Mental retardation
  • Progressive neurologic diseases

Co-manages patients with neurological conditions that are caused by metabolic, genetic or chromosomal abnormalities.

Neurology Testing Center

  • Provides diagnostic testing support

Multidisciplinary Clinics

  • Neuromuscular Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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