Frequently Asked Quetions

What diseases does the Neurology department treat?

Neurological diseases that the department looks at are as follows:

•    Alzheimer’s
•    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
•    Cerebrovascular diseases
•    Dizziness, vertigo
•    Brain tumors
•    Brain aneurysms 
•    Neck hernia (Cervical herniated disc)
•    Cerebrovascular diseases
•    Demyelinating diseases 
•    Dementia
•    Dystonia
•    Epilepsy
•    Movement disorders
•    Restless leg syndrome 
•    Stroke 
•    Muscular diseases
•    Muscular dystrophy like diseases 
•    Myasthenia gravis 
•    Multiple sclerosis
•    Meningioma 
•    Migraines
•    Neuromuscular diseases
•    Spinal disorders
•    Parkinson’s
•    Essential tremors
•    Sleep disorders
•    Sleep apnea
•    Vertigo 
•    Diabetes connected to leg numbness, neuropathic diseases like uremia   

A neurologist performs the diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of a wide range of diseases that concern neuromuscular diseases and all parts of the nervous system. For the diagnosis and follow-up of neurological diseases, imaging methods and examinations that measure certain neural transmissions are used.

The main examinations performed in the neurology clinics of our hospitals are as follows:

  • Polysomnography
  • EEG ( Pediatric-Adult, Asleep-Awake ): It is used to diagnose wide range of diseases, especially epilepsy.
  • EMG ( Pediatric-Adult )
  • Evoked potentials

The neurological history of the patient is taken as the first step in the examination. Taking a good history is extremely important for early diagnosis and proper treatment. This history is evaluated in detail. Then, consciousness, motor system, cranial nerve, nerve stretching and reflex tests can be performed according to the patient's condition and the course of the history.

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