Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Neurologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of neurological conditions.
key aspects of neurology
Nervous System Anatomy: The nervous system can be divided into two main parts: the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which includes all the nerves outside the CNS.
Diagnosis: Neurologists use various diagnostic techniques, including medical history assessments, physical examinations, neurological tests, and imaging studies like MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computed Tomography) scans, to determine the nature and extent of a patient’s neurological condition.
Evaluation and selection of suitable kidney donors and recipients. Pre-transplant assessments and compatibility testing. Living donor and deceased donor transplant procedures. Minimally invasive laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.
TRANSPLANT SURGERY AND CARE
Advanced surgical techniques for kidney transplantation. Robotic-assisted and laparoscopic procedures. Post-transplant monitoring and follow-up care.
RENAL TRANSPLANT EVALUTION AND WORKUP
Comprehensive medical and surgical evaluations for potential transplant candidates. Diagnostic testing, including blood work, imaging, and biopsies. Evaluation of transplant suitability and consideration of alternative treatments.
Such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
A sudden disruption of blood flow to the brain.
A condition characterized by recurrent seizures.
An autoimmune disease affecting the CNS.
Conditions like muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis that affect the muscles and their nerve connections.
Within neurology, there are various subspecialties, such as pediatric neurology (focused on neurological conditions in children), neuro-oncology (dealing with brain and nervous system tumors), and neurointensive care (caring for critically ill patients with neurological conditions)