Nerve Conduction Study in progress in our clinic
Most services performed are Bulk Billed
The practice specialises in Neurophysiology such as
Nerve conduction and EMG studies, by way of evaluating disorders of peripheral nerves and/or muscles. Typical disorders of this type include carpal tunnel entrapment, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral-nerve injuries and muscular dystrophies.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Neuromuscular Disorders
Electroencephalograms (EEG’s) record brain waves, and are used especially for assessing patients with epilepsy or so-called “fits, faints and funny turns”.
- Standard EEGs
- Prolonged (3+hour) EEGs
- From 24-hour to 51-hour ambulatory EEGs
- Food & sleep-deprived EEGs
Nerve Conduction with EMG charged at AMA recommended fees
Nerve-conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) are two distinctly separate neurodiagnostic procedures. Some referrals such as those preceding complex surgery can require both EMG and NCS studies to be performed, according to the preferences of the referring surgeons. These studies require the attendance of both a neuroscientist and a neurologist and require more time to be performed, analysed and reported, compared to standard studies. We therefore do not bulk-bill these particular studies.
WorkCover & Insurance Patients Welcome
We have very experienced staff, who provide a valuable service for WorkCover and Insurance patients, handling all paperwork, including approvals and billing direct to the insurers.
Professor John L Corbett Consultant Neurologist
M.B., B.S. (Hons), F.R.C.P (U.K.), F.R.A.C.P., M.A. (Oxford), D.PHIL. (Oxford), M.A.C.L.M.
Professor John Corbett has been practicing medicine in Southport for 20 years. He is Queensland-born and was raised in Brisbane.
After winning the Rhodes Scholarship for Queensland in 1964 he travelled to oxford University where he stayed for 9 years, becoming an oxford Don and afterwards a Visiting Professor at Harvard before returning to Australia to practice Neurology.
Since spending nine years in neurophysiology at Oxford and Harvard long ago, he has maintained a life long interest in electrophysiology.
In 2001 he was awarded a Centenary Medal for “Distinguished Service to Medicine”.
Dr Ventzi Bonev Consultant Neurologist
MD. FCNeur (SA), F.R.A.C.P
Dr Bonev was educated in his birth country, Bulgaria, where he met and married his wife Marina, a Psychiatrist. His neurological training was performed in South Africa, his country of migration at a time when Bulgaria was undergoing significant civil and political upheaval.
After qualifying as a specialist, he practiced as a Consultant Neurologist in South Africa for 7 years, during which time he gained wide experience in Clinical Neurology.
Dr Bonev has now been practicing in Australia for six years and in doing so, he has made a valuable contribution to the profession and to the local community.
What is Neurology
Neurology is a medical speciality which deals with physical disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurologists mostly deal with diseases where there is a physical disturbance of the structure of nerve tissue.
Since the brain and nervous system control a great number of functions in the body, the subject of Neurology is relevant to a wide range of diseases. Those affecting the brain include headaches, epilepsy, strokes, multiple sclerosis, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Neurologists are also often involved in assessing patients with problems affecting the spine, and with assessing and treating various types of pain.