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In order to accurately diagnose and treat a wide variety neurological disorders as well as brain and spine injuries, we have supplied the latest research and technologies to each East Jefferson General Hospital neurologist. New Orleans metropolitan area patients can rest assured that we are prepared to care for patients in all neurological areas. In particular, our top-notch staff excels in the Electroencephalography (EEG) Laboratory. An EEG test uses sensors placed around the head to measure brain sensors and activity in the brain by mapping electrical impulses. EJGH physicians and laboratory technicians use this technology to manage patients suffering from seizures.

The accessibility of our neurologists and neurosurgeons also make East Jefferson General Hospital of Metairie, LA one of the most sought after and reliable hospitals in the region for head trauma. When the Emergency Department receives a patient who has been in a car accident, suffered a serious fall or had some other sort of blunt trauma, we are able to quickly and accurately identify and treat injuries.

The following are among the many neurological conditions we treat at the EJGH neurology center:

  • Concussions
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Memory Loss - Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer's
  • Movement Disorders - Parkinson's Disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nerve and Muscle Disorders - Neuropathy and Myasthenia Gravis
  • Sleep Disorders (Sleep Lab) - Central Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Insomnia
  • Stroke

EJGH Makes Great Strides in Neurosurgery

Adding to the many outstanding successes the East Jefferson General Hospital Neuro-Surgical team has to their credit, is a revolutionary new procedure that is changing the way the medical community thinks about treating spinal injuries. The practice of using an artificial cervical disk to treat spinal injuries is making waves throughout the medical community.

The artificial cervical disk is an alternative to spinal fusion surgery, which fuses two or more vertebrae together in order to relieve pressure from the spinal cord and nerves. The difference between implanting an artificial cervical disk and traditional fusion surgeries is that neurosurgeons at EJGH remove the spinal disk that has received trauma and replace it with an artificial disk. This allows the spine to remain close to its original length and gives the patient a range of mobility similar to that which they had prior to the accident. Typically, the recuperation period is much quicker with the artificial disk procedure as well. However, candidates for this surgery must have only one degenerate disk, must have completed various other methods of treatment such as physical therapy and medication without improvement and must be in overall good health.

The neurosurgeons at EJGH are now performing this progressive procedure with outstanding results. Patients are responding extremely well because their recovery time is so quick. They are able to return to work within weeks instead of months and, most importantly, they are able to move as freely and painlessly as they were before the trauma occurred. If you’re in need of a neurologist, New Orleans patients, as well as those from Jefferson Parish, the North Shore and the surrounding River Parishes, can contact EJGH.

Last Updated on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:05 AM

We do a great job of identifying and quickly treating head injuries. The Emergency Room staff is very skilled at initially evaluating the patients, and consulting neurology or neurosurgery as needed. By using an MRI or CAT scan, the neurologist or neurosurgeon on call can then diagnose and treat the patient appropriately.


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