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Neurology

SHG Neurology

Neurology is the part of medicine concerned with the study of the Nervous System (brain, spinal cord and nerves), how it controls various parts of the body and the diseases and disorders that may affect it.

The neurology department deals with diseases and disorders that involve the nervous system and that need specialist help in diagnosing and treating those conditions.

The Neurology department in the Saudi German hospital Cairo operates through well trained and experienced consultants, specialists, and registrars providing the finest, updated neurology care operating by and adhering to international standards and guidelines.

Scope of services

  • Stroke Care Unit
    Management of acute stroke cases either ischemic of hemorrhagic. An experienced team dedicated to the treatment of acute strokes with advanced expertise in the management of hyperacute cases presenting within the first hours; the time window for thrombolytic therapy.
    “The stroke unit” which is part of the neurology department provides medical care for stroke patient presenting with all types of stroke including patient presenting within “the window” (3 hours) for thrombolytic therapy.
    Thrombolytic therapy is an advanced medication that if is given to the stroke patient within 4.5 hours from the onset of the stroke can dissolve the blood clot and resume the blood flow in the brain.

  • Epilepsy Care and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
    Epilepsy clinic and comprehensive epilepsy treatment programs including Epilepsy Monitoring Unit caring for patients with simple as well as intractable seizures, offering them 24-hour emergency assistance and neurocritcial care in cases of frequent seizures. Developing an epilepsy surgery center recruiting national and international epilepsy surgery teams for selected cases.

  • Multiple sclerosis Day care services
    Multiple sclerosis cases are optimally managed in the outpatient clinics where diagnosis is made and facilitated by the availability of the MRI making the diagnosis of this condition a matter of hours with utmost precision. Multiple sclerosis cases in the acute stage or relapse are managed in the ER where IV methyl prednisolone is administered cautiously and with close cardio respiratory monitoring. In the remitting phase patients are offered interferons and other Disease Modifying Drugs by a comprehensive consultant considering the benefits and side effects and following extensive explanation and discussions with the patients and relatives

  • Headache and Pain clinic
    Our expert physicians offer both effective medications and non-medical therapies for the fast, long lasting and effective relief and prevention of headaches, including the agonizing recurrent migraine headaches and facial pain particularly the severe episodes of trigeminal neuralgia. A specialized pain clinic with a multidisciplinary approach with pain management consultant have the aim of long term relief or radical cure.

  • Dizziness, vertigo and disorders of balance
    In a close collaboration with the department concerned with ear disorders and audiology tests for the ear functions the neurology department offers a significant share in the investigation and management of the common disorders of balance including dizziness and vertigo;the sense of swirling or imbalance

  • Management of neck and low back pain
    One of the best facilities in the region concerned with multidisciplinary and comprehensive approaches to patients with problems relate to their spine whether the cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine (lower back). The team includes internationally trained and recognized spine surgeons in the orthopedic department,neurosurgery department and neurology department as well as the pain clinic. Whether the diagnosis is carried out by the orthopedic consultants, neurology or neurosurgery consultants, the multidisciplinary and integrated approach allows the patient to have the best care possible through medications, surgery, pain intervention and physical and rehab therapies.

  • Neuromuscular Unit
    A dedicated unit for the advanced diagnosis and management of disorders of the peripheral nerves and muscles in collaboration with national and international scientists and advanced neuromuscular diagnostic units.

  • Alzheimer disease and other Memory disorders
    With increase in the aging population the burden of these disorders of memory has significantly attracted attention of the general population and healthcare givers. The hospital provides comprehensive rehabilitation programs and medical therapies that can help to maintain the patient in the highest level of functioning and maintain independence concerning his activities of daily living and ameliorating the toll of these disorders on the families and care givers.

  • Management of Parkinson disease and movement disorders

  • Infectious Disease Unit
    This unit deals with and effectively cures cases diagnosed with or referred for the treatment of infections of the central nervous system.

  • Management of sleep disorders

  • Management of anxiety and depression

    • The neurology department is equipped with the latest diagnostic devices and tools for diagnosis of different neurological disorders:
      • Electroencephalography (EEG)
      • Video EEG monitoring
      • Sleep laboratory for diagnosis of all sleep disorders
      • Electromyography for diagnosis of different muscle diseases (EMG)
      • Nerve conduction velocity studies for diagnosis of different nerve disorders (NCV)
      • MRI brain that can detect acute stroke within 30 minutes from the onset

  

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