Do you know what happens during surgery? Cut…open…correct…sew. Maybe some background music. Hip if the doctor likes that. Or classical.
Well, not exactly. You might be surprised. Or horrified to learn the truth.
I never had a clue what neuropsychology was all about. Although it sounded like a good idea.
Then a while ago, I had an assessment. (Mercifully, it was the two-hour test and not the 8-hour version.)
The neuropsychologist I went to had all the records of my last 12 years from my neurologist and it was clear he had done his homework.
The question was, did my deficit in memory come from my history of seizures, my previous concussions (one of which was only a month ago) or even age itself? (I thought to myself, geeze, I’m only 63!)
Here’s basically what happened…
There’s a whole treasure trove of clinical trials information now available as a free service of the National Institutes of Health, developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
ClinicalTrials.gov is a web-based resource that provides patients, family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Presently, there are 131,167 studies with locations in 179 countries, including the U.S. Studies are easy to search for by topic and location.
The U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of hospitals is considered the pre-eminent source for excellence.
For the 2017 evaluations, 50 pediatric centers were ranked for serious neurological problems…
Every year, patients and potential patients alike, look forward to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top- ranking hospitals.
Attached is a link to their most current list for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
You can find information here about 1,349 hospitals in Neurology and Neurosurgery. All treat significant numbers of difficult patients…
Below is a compilation by website forum members who have had positive personal experiences with docs over the years.
This list is based on recommendations and, of course, is purely subjective. But it might be helpful for anyone looking for a good Neurologist…Epileptologist…Neurosurgeon…or Pediatric Doctor.
The idea that we can implant a Star Trek-type device that will detect seizures and interrupt them without causing injury is entirely new. And exciting. And scary.
Especially for those people with epilepsy that have seizures that begin at one focal point in the brain, but aren’t appropriate for epilepsy surgery.