Our Approach to Neurology
CAMC Neurology is a regional leader in the diagnosis, care and management of neurological disorders. With highly-trained specialists and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, our qualified team of experts is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and effective treatments for a wide range of neurological issues.
CAMC uses state-of-the-art technology to help physicians diagnose a wide range of disorders of the brain and nervous system.
Inpatient and outpatient services include:
- Electromyograms (EMG)
- Electroencephalograms (EEG)
- Long-term monitoring
- Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (24-hour service)
- Evoked potential studies (visual, auditory, somatosensory)
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
CAMC’s inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) helps doctors accurately diagnose or rule out epilepsy for people who have experienced a seizure or for those when the diagnosis is uncertain.
The first step is continuous EEG monitoring, which is a noninvasive test that records electrical patterns in the brain. A traditional EEG lasts about 30 minutes and provides a snapshot of the brain’s activity during a short time period, but it may not provide enough information to fully understand the nature of seizures or treat them adequately.
In the EMU, patients are in a safe and comfortable environment where they are closely monitored over a longer period of time as doctors look for changes in brain activity. This helps identify areas of the brain causing seizures in order to provide the most effective, safest treatment.
The EMU also serves patients already diagnosed with epilepsy who may need adjustments to their medications or want to explore other treatment options.
CAMC’s EMU features state-of-the-art digital equipment and is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week by fellowship trained and board certified neurologists and epileptologists (neurologists with special training in epilepsy and seizures), along with a highly-trained EEG staff. There are also three mobile EEG units for monitoring patients in intensive care areas and other hospital settings.
CAMC Neurology Specialists
Our neurologists provide expert care for brain and spine issues affecting adults.
What Sets Us Apart
CAMC’s neurologists work closely with specialists in neurosurgery and neurointerventional surgery to provide life-saving stroke care.
As Charleston’s only Primary Stroke Center, CAMC is one of the only few hospitals in West Virginia equipped to treat acute stroke patients using national and state best practices. Our team is prepared 24-hours a day, seven days a week to provide acute neurologic evaluation, brain imaging scans, and use clot-busting medications, when necessary.