Neurology Procedures

PVSEC is proud to offer the following neurological procedures:
Neuromedical procedures

  • Complete neurologic examination and lesion localization
  • MRI and CT interpretation
  • Myelography
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection and evaluation
  • Tensilon testing for Myasthenia Gravis
  • Complete electrodiagnostic evaluation
  • Electromyography (EMG) to assess for nerve and muscle disease (neuropathy and myopathy)
  • Nerve conduction testing for neuropathy and demyelinating disorders
  • Repetitive nerve stimulation testing for Myasthenia Gravis
  • Brainstem auditory evoked response/potential (BAER or BAEP) testing for congenital and acquired deafness

Neurosurgical procedures

  • Hemilaminectomy and ventral slot decompression for intervertebral disk disease
  • Spinal fracture stabilization
  • Stabilization for atlantoaxial instability/subluxation
  • Dorsal laminectomy and cervical fusion for cervical spondylomyelopathy ("Wobbler Syndrome")
  • Lumbosacral dorsal laminectomy for lumbosacral stenosis, intervertebral disease and cauda equina syndrome
  • Spinal tumor removal or biopsy
  • Craniotomy (brain surgery) for brain tumors
  • Foramen magnum decompression for Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia
  • Brain biopsy
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy

Common neurologic conditions

  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Encephalitis and meningitis - advanced therapies such as cytosine arabinoside (Cytosar), cyclosporine and CCNU (Lomustine) used for treatment of granulomatous meningoencephalitis (GME)
  • Epilepsy, especially difficult to manage or refractory cases - treatments include phenobarbital, potassium bromide, levetiracetam (Keppra), gabapentin (Neurontin), zonisamde (Zonegran) and other next-generation anti-epileptic drugs
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Chronic pain
  • Stroke - cerebrovascular accidents and fibrocartilagenous embolic (FCE) myelopathy
  • Degenerative myelopathy - genetic testing now available
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury
  • Malformations of the brain and spine
  • Diffuse neuromuscular disease - Myasthenia Gravis, polyradiculoneuritis (Coon hound paralysis), polymyositis, tick paralysis, botulism
  • Peripheral neuropathy