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Neurology

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Neurology is the study of disorders of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine and nerves. These nerves are wired together throughout the body and carry messages through the body like electrical impulses to keep the body functioning.

Because the brain is the master controller of the human body, when something goes wrong within its structure, it is often serious and can affect multiple body systems. Disease, mental illness, and head trauma or injury can all affect the functioning of the brain and upset the delicate balance of the body's systems and their activities.

Virtua has a partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to provide pediatric neurologists who have a unique expertise in the care of children and adolescents. Through this partnership, Virtua offers a range of services to diagnose and treat an array of neurological disorders.

Neurological disorders in children can include:

  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Brain tumors
  • Mental retardation
  • Autism
  • Concussions
  • Severe headaches
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis

CASTLE Program
Virtua Camden provides the CASTLE (Children Achieving Success through Therapeutic Life Experiences) program that provides intensive outpatient treatment for emotionally and/or behaviorally disturbed children including those with neurological disorders such as attention hyperactivity disorder.

Virtua Sleep Center in Partnership with CHOP
To treat sleep disorders, Virtua Sleep Centers offer medical evaluation and a full range of diagnostic testing including sleep studies that measure heart rate, brain waves, breathing, eye movement and oxygen levels.

Learn more about sleep medicine at Virtua.

Learn more about preparing your child for a sleep study.

Virtua Telemedicine Program
Virtua and CHOP work together on a telemedicine program that links CHOP’s pediatric specialists to Virtua patients in a manner that transcends geography.

To find a neurologist, call 1-888-Virtua-3.

Virtua Provides...

  • Board-certified neurologists in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • CHOP at Virtua Telemedicine Program
  • Full range of neurology services
  • CASTLE program for kids with ADHD
  • Sleep Centers