Advanced Care for the Brain and Nervous System
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, and disorders of the brain, nerves and the nervous system. Neurologists evaluate patients to determine the causes of pain, seizures, confusion and other neurological conditions.
Our neurologists are board certified to evaluate and treat general neurological concerns in addition to specialized conditions like Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis, epilepsy and migraines.
Partnership with Penn Medicine
Virtua has partnered with Penn Medicine to bring the region’s foremost leader in neurological treatment and research to South Jersey. The Penn Medicine Virtua Neurosciences Alliance is another way these two great health systems are working together to ensure the highest level of care is available to Virtua patients and all South Jersey residents.
Stroke is the sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. It's caused by blockage of blood flow or rupture of an artery to the brain. Sudden loss of speech, weakness, and paralysis on one side of the body are dramatic symptoms of stroke.
When symptoms appear but quickly fade away on their own, it's called a transient ischemic attack or mini-stroke, which is often a precursor to a stroke. Strokes can be diffuse (affecting multiple areas of the brain a little) or focused (affecting one part of the brain a lot). Virtua neurologists are experts in determining the causes of stroke, managing side effects and rehabilitation, and minimizing the risks of having another.
Virtua is investing in new technology to provide long-term epilepsy monitoring at all of its inpatient campuses. Virtua neurologists will be able to continuously monitor seizure activity to fine tune treatments and medication to minimize seizures and side effects.
Penn Medicine offers additional, advanced diagnostics and therapeutic interventions. Specialists at the Penn Epilepsy Center provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with epilepsy, seizure disorders and all seizure-associated symptoms including memory and mood problems. The program is led by experienced Penn neurologists who are recognized leaders in the research, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatments for epilepsy.
The Penn Epilepsy Center is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.