Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, management and treatment of conditions that affect the nervous system. Integral to controlling movement, sensation, memory and learning, alongside many other roles, the nervous system is essential to the healthy functioning of the body. It is therefore vital that any disorders that impair its performance are diagnosed and treated promptly.

At New Victoria Hospital our nationally-acclaimed Consultant Neurologists are part of a multidisciplinary team that features specialist neuroradiologists, clinical neurophysiologists and renowned physiotherapists. With access to a state-of-the-art diagnostic suite and Consultants from other medical disciplines who are at the forefront of their field, we ensure every Neurology patient at our hospital enjoys a world-class level of care.


What is Neurology?

Often conceptualised as the body’s ‘command centre’, the nervous system is a complex web of nervous tissue that transmits signals between the brain and the rest of the body. The nervous system’s activity controls the body’s actions and enables us to move, breathe and think. Due to its complexity a number of issues can occur that affect an individual’s ability to function properly.

If someone experiences symptoms that could be caused by a neurological condition, such as weakness, sensory disturbance, memory loss or trouble with balance, they may be referred to a Consultant Neurologist. Conditions related to the nervous system include:

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Functional neurological disorder
  • Neuromuscular disorders including neuropathies, muscle disease and myasthenia gravis

As the nervous system is such an integral part of the body, any diseases or injuries that affect it can make it difficult for an individual to function properly. This can therefore have a major impact on a person’s quality of life.


Neurology at New Victoria Hospital

At New Victoria Hospital our renowned Consultant Neurologists treat a range of conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Complemented by a specialist diagnostic team, they have access to a state-of-the-art imaging suite, neurophysiological tests and a team of expert neurosurgeons to diagnose and treat any neurological issues an individual may be suffering from.

Diagnostic services offered at New Victoria Hospital include:

  • CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • Blood tests
  • EMG and nerve conduction studies

We understand that any Neurology treatment can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we make sure that every patient feels informed and supported throughout their stay at New Victoria Hospital.


Conditions Treated at New Victoria Hospital

At New Victoria Hospital we treat a wide range of neurological problems. These conditions include:

  • Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease which cause physical symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness and slow movement.
  • Functional Neurological Disorders which impact how the brain and body send and receive signals.
  • Cognitive impairment due to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease that result in a decline in mental ability and memory.
  • Neurovascular disorders including stroke, which impact the blood supply to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Vestibular disorders including dizziness and balance problems.
  • Epilepsy, in which there are unprovoked episodes of loss of awareness and/or bodily control.
  • Neuromuscular disorders, in which the muscles become weak and/or there is loss of normal sensation.

Whether you are undergoing diagnostic testing or Neurological surgery, the multidisciplinary team at New Victoria Hospital will provide unrivalled support, advice and guidance for a quick and successful recovery. Our comprehensive team of Consultants, imaging specialists and Physiotherapists will be on-hand to deliver industry-leading care from initial diagnosis to after-care.

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If you would like to receive more information about the Private Neurology Services at New Victoria Hospital, please call us on 020 8949 9020 or fill out our online form. Our dedicated Appointments Team will work to find you an appointment with a Neurologist at a convenient time on the earliest possible date.

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