It is our pleasure to welcome you to Neurology Department at Hassabo International Hospital. We are committed to providing compassionate and quality care to our patients. We aim always to have a patient centered approach and to make personal care a reality at every interaction. Our Neurology Department is well equipped and staffed to be specialized in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases that affect the brain and nervous system.
What is Neurology?
Neurology is a branch of medicine concerned with the nervous system and its diseases.
What is a Neurologist?
A neurologist is a physician fully trained to be able to diagnose and manage the disorders of the nervous system.
About our department
Our Department of Neurology is committed to two missions which are interrelated and of the same value:
- Providing state of the art quality patient care
- Providing services with the highest professional standards
We have an incredible team of neurologists, nurses, neuropsychologists, therapists, who strive to provide a better experience for the patients and their specific conditions and needs. It is an honor to say that we are in collaboration with other surrounding diagnostic and specialized health care centers to ensure offering state-of-the-art facilities and procedures for managing patients with neurological diseases.
When to see a neurologist
Early detection is the key to preventing serious health problems. Regular physical exams can help diagnose any medical conditions at early, treatable stages. The following symptoms warrant seeing a neurologist.
The warning symptoms include:
We all suffer from headaches at some point, usually due to stress, tension or may be due to a mild illness like a cold. But if it is severe and persistent, it may be caused by frequent migraines or rarely by bleeding into the brain. Patients with severe or life-disabling headaches have to be urgently managed by a neurologist.
Almost everyone have pain in their back or neck which can often be managed by their family physician. But if you are experiencing a pain associated with other neurological problems such as weakness, numbness, or problems with bladder or bowel control, a neurologist should be involved.
There are different kinds of dizziness. The kinds which require a neurologist include vertigo (which is a sensation of spinning and loss of balance) and disequilibrium (which is a sense of imbalance and incoordination of movement). These symptoms have different causes, some more serious than others.
Numbness or tingling
Numbness can be caused by many medical problems. Many of these problems can be managed by primary care physician, but some require the involvement of a neurologist. Numbness and tingling are most concerning when they are persistent, get worse, only affect one side of the body, or are associated with other neurological symptoms. These may be indicating serious condition as a stroke which requires urgent evaluation.
Some people confuse muscle weakness with muscle fatigue. But in fact, true weakness is being unable to perform basic functions such as lifting your hand. Fatigue also known as Perceived weakness_ is the feeling which is associated with exertion. In addition, Weakness usually affects some muscle groups compared to fatigue which affects all of them. It is crucial to differentiate between weakness and fatigue as fatigue is benign condition which may be caused by sleep loss or a mild illness whereas weakness can be caused by serious conditions such as stroke or neuromuscular disease.
Common problems with movement include clumsiness, tremor, rigidity, unintentional movements, incoordination of movement or difficulty walking.
Gradual vision loss associated with aging is best managed by an ophthalmologist. On the other hand, vision loss of sudden onset can be caused either by a problem with the eye or a problem with the nervous system and requires immediate medical attention.
In fact, not all seizures require seeing a neurologist as if it is caused a certain problem known to cause seizures such as hypoglycemia or alcohol withdrawal, their seizures can be basically treated by managing the underlying cause. On the other hand, if you experience a seizure without any known cause, a neurologist will be involved.
Difficulty thinking problems include difficulty finding words or speaking, problems with memory, change in personality, hallucinations, or confusion, in which case seeing a neurologist can be helpful
Sleep disorders are very common and include snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome. These disorders are best served by a pulmonologist, psychiatrist, or neurologist.
Our services and what we treat
It is honor to say that we provide compassionate and quality care in a patient centered environment. Our physicians diagnose and treat a wide range of common and rare diseases of brain and nervous system. Top-ranked team of neurologists at Hassabo international hospital evaluates, diagnoses and treats a wide range of neurological conditions, even complex disorders. Neurologists and neurosurgeons at HIH work with a team of specialists in other areas to determine the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment option for each individual.
It is an honor to say that we are in collaboration with other surrounding diagnostic and specialized health care centers to ensure to provide continuity of our diagnostic services for our patients and for managing patients with neurological diseases.
- ADHD (Evaluation and Treatment(
- brain surgery
- Brain rehabilitation
- BOTOX Injections
- Carotid angioplasty and stenting
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Concussion testing
- CT Scan
- EEG- (Electroencephalography)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
- Neurogenic bladder and bowel management
- sports Concussions
- Sexuality and fertility management after spinal cord injury
- Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
- Palliative care
What we treat
We provide diagnosis and treatment for the following conditions, In addition to the neurological symptoms or complications caused by other conditions.
- Acoustic neuroma
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Arteriovenous malformation
- Autoimmune encephalopathy
- Autonomic failure
- Autonomic neuropathy
- Back pain
- Balance problems
- Basilar artery stenosis
- Basilar dissection
- Behavioral changes
- Bell’s palsy
- Benign intracranial hypertension
- Benign peripheral nerve tumor
- Brachial plexus injury
- Brain hemorrhage
- Brain metastases
- Brain tumor
- Bulbar palsy
- Bulging disk
- Carnitine deficiency
- Carotid artery stenosis
- Carotid bruit
- Carotid dissection
- Carotid insufficiency
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Cavernous malformations
- Central cord syndrome
- Central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating diseases
- Central sleep apnea
- Cerebellar degeneration
- Cerebral palsy
- Cervical dystonia
- Cervical pain
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Cervical spondylosis
- Chiari malformation
- Childhood apraxia of speech
- Chronic daily headaches
- Cognitive disorder and impairment
- Congenital myasthenic syndromes
- Cranial nerve palsy
- Demyelinating disease
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Disseminated encephalomyelitis
- Double vision
- Erectile dysfunction
- Facial spasms
- Femoral neuropathy
- Gait disturbance
- Genetic disorders
- Giant cell arteritis
- Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
- Granulomatous vasculitis
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Hashimoto encephalopathy
- Head injury
- Herniated disk
- Idiopathic hypersomnia
- Lumbar pain
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Lumbar spondylosis
- Memory changes
- Motor neuron disease
- Multifocal motor neuropathy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle weakness
- Myasthenia gravis
- Neck pain
- Optic neuritis
- Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension)
- Pediatric brain tumors
- Peripheral nerve injuries & tumors
- Pineal tumor
- Pituitary tumors
- Post-polio syndrome
- Progressive bulbar palsy
- Pseudobulbar palsy
- Pseudotumor cerebri
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Restless legs syndrome
- Ruptured disk
- Sleep disorders
- Slurred speech
- Spina bifida
- Spinal abscess
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal cord metastases &tumor
- Spinal stenosis
- Spondylotic myelopathy
- \Tay-Sachs disease
- Traumatic brain injury
- Venous thrombosis
- Vertebral tumor
- Visual loss\Whipple’s disease
Information about the clinic
Why should I come to the clinic?
The disabilities caused by the disorders of the nervous systems may be irreversible in many cases. So, it is not wise to wait until your condition is morbid. Early management can prevent your condition from getting worse.
What happens at the clinic?
Specialists in the Neurology Clinic are pioneers in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders from cerebrovascular disease from headaches to nerve injuries. In the Neurology Clinic, Patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation before being referred to a neurologist who specializes in a specific condition
How should I prepare for the clinic?
When you schedule your appointment we will ask you to provide important information that will help us evaluate your current condition:
- Be prepared with the questions you want to ask
- Bring a notebook and pen, we encourage you to take notes
- If this is a follow up visit, you have to remember to write down the changes you have experienced since your last visit.
- All records that refer in any way to your condition.
- A complete list of your medications.
- All prior medical records, including x-ray films, biopsy, reports, labs and/or pathology records.
Any necessary referrals or prior authorization required by your insurance company.
Questions and comments
Our first mission is to give you a satisfactory service. Your satisfaction is our responsibility.
If, after reading this guide, you still have any comments or questions, please feel free to ask any of our staff members, the Specialists, nurses or even receptionist in our department. They will do their best to give you more information or arrange an appointment for you with the Consultant or rheumatologist.
We would be happy if you could let us know whether you are satisfied about our care. For this purpose, a visitor’s book & evaluation form are available in each unit of our departments. We would like you to write down your comments, experiences and/or suggestions for improvement, so that we can share this with our staff members. This data may help us to improve our service at the department.
The Medical Director /patient & care provider service Centre can be reached on
01006625687- 2352003-23521002- 23520008- 23521006- 23521007- 23520040
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Physicians and staff members in the Neurology Department in HIH their first and last job is to provide the most updated and comprehensive care available. In addition, our goal is to continue educating patients and their family members to help them gain a solid understanding of all care provided and procedures performed. Visit our Department of Neurology with any questions you may have.