Neurology Services in Lake Charles
Leaders in Neurological Care in Southwest Louisiana
Neurology is the area of medicine focused on the treatment of nervous system
disorders. As a complex and sophisticated system in the body, the nervous
system is used to regulate the body’s activities. The two major
divisions of the nervous system include the central and the peripheral
nervous systems. Neurologists are trained to treat the disorders that
affect a person’s brain, spinal cord, nerves, and other areas of the body.
The neurologists connected to Lake Charles Memorial Health System are passionate
about providing the highest level of patient care to residents throughout
Southwest Louisiana. We are always striving to improve our patient services
in the neurological field, from treating stroke patients more efficiently
to better diagnosing complex neurological disorders.
Conditions We Treat
Lake Charles Memorial Health System is proud to offer medical solutions
and care for a broad range of neurological disorders and health conditions.
We treat a number of different conditions and disease such as:
- Neuromuscular Conditions
- Motor Neuron Diseases
- Disorders of Peripheral Nerves
- Myasthenia Gravis
Since 1952, our hospital has been serving the Calcasieu Parish and surrounding
communities. We maintain a high standard of excellence when it comes to
neurological treatment and patient care. If you or a loved one is dealing
with a neurological disease or condition, schedule an appointment with us today.
Emergency Stroke Care Made Accessible
TeleStroke Program is one of the aspects that sets Lake Charles Memorial Hospital apart.
Connecting our ER team to our stroke team, we are able to provide faster,
more effective stroke care to neurological patients in emergency situations.
This program connects us to Tulane Medical Center’s stroke specialists
and neurologists so that we can provide the best possible medical services
at every step to our patients.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s, Tremors and Involuntary Muscle
Lake Charles Memorial now offers Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Therapy, an FDA approved treatment option for those with Parkinson’s
disease, tremors and involuntary muscle contractions whose symptoms are
no longer adequately controlled by medication alone.
Neurologist Murali Bogavalli, MD, MPH, with Memorial Medical Group, offers
patients this innovative brain therapy. He is fellowship-trained and board
certified in neurology and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment
of various general and neuromuscular diseases.
A specially-trained neurosurgeon places a small, pacemaker-like device
under the skin in the chest, and very thin wires connect the device to
the brain. This device sends electronic signals to targeted areas of the
brain that control movement. After it is implanted, the device is programmed
and adjusted to the settings to meet the specific patient’s changing
needs. While DBS is not a cure, individuals may achieve greater relief
over stiffness, shaking, and difficulty moving, reduce the amount of medication
needed and improve quality of life.
Would you like more information about setting up an appointment to speak
with a Lake Charles neurologist? We encourage you to
call us today.