Lee's Summit Medical Center's multidisciplinary approach to neurosciences includes four main branches. Each branch is a separate specialty, but they frequently partner to determine the best treatment plan for complex cases.
A neurologist is a medical doctor or osteopath trained in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of disorders and diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Neurologists may perform examinations of the nerves in the head and neck, muscle strength/movement, balance, ambulation, reflexes, sensations, memory, speech, language, or other cognitive abilities. They also use diagnostic tools such as:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Electroencephalograph (EEG)
- Electromyogram (EMG)
- Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nerve conduction study (NCS)
- Spinal tap
Neurologists at Lee's Summit Medical Center frequently consult with neurosurgeons and other neurosciences staff.