Neurology

The Neurology department at Doctors Hospital is trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Our neurologists are also be involved in clinical research, clinical trials, and basic or translational research. While neurology is a non-surgical specialty, its corresponding surgical specialty is headed by our world class neurosurgeons.

Services

Services offered by the Neurology section include:

  • Clinical Neurology Inpatient and Outpatient Services
  • Stroke Services
  • A stroke is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.
  • The most common symptom of a stroke is sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, most often on one side of the body. Other symptoms include: confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding speech; difficulty seeing with one or both eyes; difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; severe headache with no known cause; fainting or unconsciousness.
  • The effects of a stroke depend on which part of the brain is injured and how severely it is affected. A very severe stroke can cause sudden death.
  • We have started administering tPA in patients with acute ischemic stroke presenting within 4.5 Hrs and fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria. tPA is used to break the clot causing obstruction in blood flow to brain.
  • Epilepsy:
    • Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting both sexes and all ages. We offer prompt diagnosis and treatment of Epilepsy and related systemic disorders presenting with common symptoms called “epileptic seizures”, which may occur in the context of a brain insult that can be systemic, toxic or metabolic.
  • Headache
    • Headache is a painful feature of a relatively small number of primary headache disorders, some of which are widespread and are often life-long conditions. Headache also occurs as a characteristic symptom of many other conditions; these are termed secondary headache disorders. Collectively, headache disorders are among the most common disorders of the nervous system, causing substantial disability in populations throughout the world.
  • Memory Disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias:
    • Dementia is a syndrome caused by disease of the brain, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, in which there is disturbance of multiple higher cortical functions, including memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgment. Consciousness is not clouded. Dementia mainly affects older people: only 2% of cases start before the age of 65 years. After this the prevalence doubles with every five-year increment in age. Dementia is one of the major causes of disability in later life.
    • Cognitive impairments can manifest in the form of memory and attention problems, mild to severe intellectual defi ciency, lack of perseverance and a limited ability to learn, all of which can make it impossible to return to work, may affect emotional stability, and limit performance at work or at home. All of these problems will affect the person’s emotional status, as well as that of the family and friends. It can also mean social isolation in the long term, aggravating depression.

 

  • Parkinson’s disease
    • Parkinson’s disease is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder of insidious onset, characterized by the presence of predominantly motor symptomatology (bradykinesia, rest tremor, rigidity, and postural disturbances). It is also associated with a diversity of non-motor symptoms, which, together with late-onset motor symptoms (such as postural instability and falls, freezing of gait, speech and swallowing difficulties), are presently one of the most difficult challenges the treating physician is faced with when dealing with patients with a long duration of the disease.
  • Neuromuscular disorders:
    • A neuromuscular disease is a disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system includes muscles, the nerve-muscle (neuromuscular) junction, peripheral nerves in the limbs, and the motor-nerve cells in the spinal cord. Diseases may present as peripheral neuropathies, Myasthenia Gravis and Myopathies.
  • Multiple Sclerosis:
    • Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million people worldwide: it is one of the most common neurological disorders and cause of disability of young adults. With the availability of more magnetic resonance imaging, a larger number of patients are being diagnosed. Although some people experience little disability during their lifetime, up to 60% are no longer fully ambulatory 20 years after onset, with significant implications for their quality of life and the financial cost to society.

 

  • Neuro-infections:
    • Infectious diseases that involve the nervous system affect millions of people around the world.  Neuroinfections are of major importance since ancient times and, even with the advent of effective antibiotics and vaccines, still remain a major challenge in many parts of the world, especially in developing nations like Pakistan. May present with Fever, Headache, Fits and other neurological manifestations of Meningitis, TB Meningitis and Encephalitis.
  • Clinical Neurophysiology services
    • The Clinical Neurophysiology services are equipped with state-of-the-art modern equipment. The special procedures offered include:
      • Nerve conduction studies
      • Electromyography
      • EEG

 

  • Botulinum Toxin
    • Botulinum injection for dystonia and other movement disorders allow improved function of these disabled patients.

 

Appointments

For appointment please call at given extension from Monday to Friday 9AM to 6PM

Ph: 0345-409-4567 | 042-3530-2701 Ext 257

  • Dr Amer Ikram
  • Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • aikram@gmail.com

 

Doctors

Dr Amer Ikram

Dr. Amer Ikram

Neurology

Neurologist

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