Medical Services

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.

The two neurologists in the practice are Professor John Corbett and Dr Ventzi Bonev, who between them provide consultations and supervise and/or report all tests.

Electroencephalograms (EEGS) record brain waves, and are used especially for assessing patients with epilepsy or so-called “fits, faints or funny turns”.

The practice also performs nerve conduction (EMG) studies, by way of evaluating disorders affecting peripheral nerves and/or muscles. Typical disorders of this type include carpal tunnel entrapment, peripheral neuropathy and peripheral-nerve injuries.

The practice bulk-bills all of the investigations which it performs and also, any directly-associated neurological consultations.

Insurance-related and workcover patients are accepted and related approvals are handled in-house.