Neurology and Neurosurgery
Appointments: Clients please call the appointment desk directly. Initial appointment necessary for full consultation.
The Neurology and Neurosurgery section receives new cases on an appointment basis two days a week, and performs neurosurgical procedures two days a week. Neurosurgical cases are seen on Monday while medical neurology cases are seen on Wednesday. Re-check appointments are seen on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Clinic appointments are made directly by the client's call to the appointment desk -- no referral needed. A physical appointment is necessary prior to providing a consultation. New cases are seen through the clinic throughout the day, and diagnostic tests are typically scheduled for the following day. In addition, the section also receives cases transferred from the Emergency service Monday through Friday, and performs emergency neurosurgical procedures Monday and Tuesday.
The service sees a wide range of diseases including epilepsy, vestibular conditions, congenital anomalies, neuromuscular diseases, ruptured intervertebral discs and intracranial tumors. Intracranial surgery is a specialized program and is headed by Dr. Jay McDonnell. The section has access to advanced imaging capabilities (MRI and CT scanner), full electrodiagnostic capabilities (electromyography and electroneurography), Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAER testing) and electroencephalography (EEG). BAER testing is also available to diagnose congenital deafness in dogs.
If you wish to schedule an appointment with one of our neurologists, please call the Ryan Appointment Desk (215-898-4680).