About the Neurology Department
Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), brain tumors, stroke, epilepsy and muscular dystrophy are just a few of the neurological conditions that the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai diagnoses and treats. All of these conditions occur when nerves are unable to perform as usual, and most strike people of any age or background, with serious consequences.
Cedars-Sinai's Department of Neurology offers state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies to precisely identify neurologic disorders. These innovative techniques can create clear scans of the brain and the spinal cord to measure:
- Blood flow through the brain
- Brain and body responses to stimuli
- Electrical activity in the brain and muscles
- How well individual nerves conduct electical impulses to the muscles
Once a neurologic condition has been diagnosed, the Department of Neurology provides the full range of treatment options through specialized centers, clinics and laboratories, including the:
- Epilepsy Program
- Multiple Sclerosis Center
- Neurofibromatosis and Inherited Acoustic Neuroma Clinic
- Neurogenetics and Ataxia Center
- Neurophysiology Laboratory
- Stroke Program
Cedars-Sinai also offers neurologic services at the:
The Department of Neurology is also actively researching neurologic conditions to find better diagnostic and treatment methods. The department is investigating the causes and development of neurodegenerative disorders and the roles that genes may play in brain tumors, epilepsy, muscle disorders and attention deficit disorder. For more than a decade the division's Rose Moss Neurogenetics Laboratory has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health for its neurologic research.