The Neurology Department at the American Hospital has been providing diagnostic and therapeutic services for neurologic diseases with experienced doctors and faculty members since 1994. With our shift system, our department's specialist Doctors always have a presence at the Neurological department where services are rendered 24/7 in turns.

We adopt a multidisciplinary approach with examinations and treatments for diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. As some neurologic diseases require emergency treatment, we are continuously cooperating with the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. Moreover, we collaborate with Neurosurgery, General Intensive Care-Anesthesia-Pain Management, Medical Oncology and  Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Physical Medicine and Orthopedics departments to evaluate neurological signs and symptoms of systemic diseases.

Diagnostic EEG, video-EEG monitoring, EMG, SEP, VEP, BAEP, and magnetic stimulation tests are utilized at the Neurology Department of American Hospital. All these examinations are performed by specialized physicians and faculty members.

We provide treatment to approximately 7-8 thousands of new patients with outpatient services every year. Approximately 1.200 EMG-SEP examinations and 1.000 EEG studies are performed annually. Two technicians with at least 15-20 years of experience are continuously working on these recorded procedures.

Patient-doctor dynamics are of great importance to our department; we work to cultivate close relationships based on trust with our patients throughout the entire treatment process. It is crucial to keep in touch and continue relations with our patients for accurate modification in neurological medicines involving dose reductions or increases.

The most vital characteristic of the Department of Neurology is our ability to render services round the clock with experienced specialists and faculty members. Our team that consists of 3 physicians and 4 faculty members creates joint treatment protocols by using modern diagnostic methods; thus we can obtain better results even in more complex neurologic cases. Our team closely cooperates with faculty members of other universities and shares experience when necessary. High-quality cutting-edge examination and treatment equipment further facilitates this process.
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Our department specializes in the following titles and content:

  • General Neurology: We undertake the examination and treatment of patients who are admitted with any and all neurological symptoms.
  • Cerebrovascular diseases: Emergency, inpatient and outpatient practices for disorders of blood vessels that feed the brain (brain hemorrhage, vascular occlusions) are performed in cooperation with Radiology and Interventional Radiology (Neuroangiography) departments.
  • Epilepsy: Diagnostic and treatment practices are performed by experienced neurologists and a specialist epileptologist. Modern research, recording, and treatment methods are used in formulating the medication and surgical strategies for epilepsy.
  • Headaches: Modern treatment methods are used and interventional treatments when necessary are employed for migraine and other common varieties of headache.
  • Neurodegenerative diseases: Modern treatment methods are utilized for Parkinson’s disease and similar neurodegenerative disorders while specialized faculty members make invaluable contributions to the team.
  • Demyelinating disease of the central nervous system: These types of diseases, especially Multiple Sclerosis, develop as a result of impaired immune systems and they are treated by neurologists who are specialized in this field.
  • Spinal cord diseases and nerve root disorders: Diagnostic and therapeutic practices are performed in collaboration with Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Departments for degenerative diseases of the spinal cord.
  • Peripheral nerve diseases: Peripheral nerve diseases that are developed during the course of other common and generally underlying diseases are named using advanced diagnostic methods (EMG-SEP) and are appropriately treated. Some of these diseases, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), require emergency treatment methods. Those practices (plasmapheresis, immunoglobulin therapy) are carried out immediately.
  • Muscle Diseases: Our experienced neurologists work closely with our specialist faculty member who is globally renowned in the field of muscle diseases. Modern diagnostic modalities (muscle biopsy, EMG, neurogenetic tests) are used and patients are accurately guided through genetic consultancy issues in the light of diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
  • Neurological complications of systemic diseases: These diseases are very common in daily neurology practices. Specialized neurologists and faculty members provide expert consultation services. Diagnosis and treatment of neuro-oncologic problems that emerge during the course of oncologic diseases are one of the fields that constitute a large portion of our overall work. Neurologists with extensive experience render services in this field.
  • Electrodiagnostic neurology: EEG, EMG, attracts a strong demand in the diagnosis and treatment of various neurologic diseases. Studies in this field are conducted by specialized clinical neurophysiologists.

The Neurology Department primarily deals with the following complaints:

  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Diseases associated with loss of consciousness
  • Speech disorders
  • Comprehension disorders
  • Memory impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Motor system disorders (diseases that cause difficulty in movement)
  • Muscle weaknesses
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Involuntary muscle movements
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Numbness
  • False sensorial comprehension (such as cold or burning sensations)
  • Coordination and balance disorders
  • Tremors
  • Drop attacks
  • Urinary retention and incontinence
  • Diseases associated with high fever
Epilepsy: Accurate diagnosis and sufficient cooperation are important in this disease. We also meet patients who are extremely resistant to therapy. Surgical intervention may be required in some of these cases.

Stroke: Treatment of acute strokes can save lives and minimize future disability rates if  patients admit themselves to the hospital within the first 4.5 hours. The American Hospital has all the necessary equipment for the treatment of acute strokes if patients can get to the hospital within a suitable time frame.

Migraine: Migraines are one of the most common ailments in every society accounting for a major portion of all headaches complaints. Accurate diagnosis, personalized treatments, and follow-ups are all important to prevent loss of work and ensure general quality of life.

Myasthenia gravis: Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are the muscles your body uses for movement. It occurs when communication between nerve cells and muscles becomes impaired. Myasthenia can be successfully treated if it is diagnosed early; however, if it is not recognized quickly it may result in death; as a result, our hospital shows special dedication and focus when it comes to this issue.

Multiple Sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases: Multiple Sclerosis is a disease associated with eyesight disorders and overall body weakness, loss of sense and numbness in arms and legs as well as dizziness secondary to improper functioning of the immune system, resulting in an attack on the nerve cells. Diagnostic tests can be quickly performed on Multiple Sclerosis patients and patients with similar autoimmune central nervous system diseases, and personalized treatments and especially innovative biological treatments can be performed successfully at our hospital.

Peripheral nervous system disorders: Nerves that originate from the spinal cord are collectively referred to as the peripheral nervous system. Acute neuropathies that may be life-threatening and chronic neuropathies can be quickly and effectively treated at our hospital.