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Medical Services

Pediatric Neurology has provided support, hope, and cutting edge medical treatment to over 15,000 patients in the Central Florida area, while placing a particular emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of Epilepsy.

EEG

EEG monitoring evaluates seizures and neurological and behavioral disorders. The results are used to plan appropriate treatment for the patient.

In an EEG, electrodes are placed on the scalp over multiple areas of the brain to detect and record patterns of electrical activity and check for abnormalities. Brain cells communicate by producing tiny electrical impulses and an EEG can record these communications.

The test is performed by an EEG technologist in a specially designed room that may be in your health care provider's office or at a hospital. The technologist will apply between 16 and 25 flat metal discs (electrodes) in different positions on your scalp. Held in place by a paste, the electrodes are connected to the EEG machine. The EEG records brain activity. The recording machine converts the electrical signals produced in your brain into an image of wavy lines that are drawn onto a moving piece of graph paper.

A routine EEG will take approximately one hour to complete. In some cases, a longer period of monitoring may be required. The patients are sometimes monitored for a length of time determined by the doctor, usually 23 - 72 hours.

Sometimes the patient is asked to do certain things during the recording, such as breathe deeply and rapidly for several minutes or look at a bright flickering light.

The recording is then evaluated by a neurologist and an appropriate course of treatment will be determined.

Possible Reasons for an EEG

 

There are many reasons a doctor may recommend that a patient undergo an EEG.  Some of these reasons may include the following:

To diagnose epilepsy;

 

To determine the type of seizures a patient is experiencing;

 

To determine if a patient is having problems with loss of consciousness;

 

To determine whether any sleep disorders exist; and/or

 

To determine if a patient's problem is physical in nature (e.g., brain, spinal cord, etc.), or a mental health problem.

Our services include the diagnosis, treatment, and/or management of the following:

Botox Injection Therapy

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

EEG Electroencephalography

EEG Overnight Unit

Long-term Assessment of Epilepsy

Surgical Procedures:

Cortical Mapping

Focal Mapping

Corpus Callosotomy

Hemispherectomy

Conditions:

Epilepsy

Dizziness (Vertigo / Syncope)

Headaches

Movement Disorders

Muscular Dystrophy / Neuromuscular Disorders

Hypotonia / Muscle Weakness

Spastic Cerebral Palsy / Spasticity

Ataxia

Bell's Palsy

Brachial Plexus Injury

Dystonias

Myopathy / Neuropathy

Tremors

Questions?


We welcome your questions and want you to understand your diagnosis and treatment options.  If at any time there is something you do not understand, please ask us to explain.  Some medical conditions are complex and may need to be explained more than once.

If English is not your first language, the services of an interpreter should be arranged prior to your first visit. This is the resposibility of the patient.  (Si el Inglés no es su lengua materna, los servicios de un intérprete deben de ser ordenados antes de su primera visita. Esta es la responsabilidad del paciente.)