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:

  • ALS
  • Neuromuscular Conditions
  • Motor Neuron Diseases
  • Disorders of Peripheral Nerves
  • Myopathy
  • 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

Our 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 Contractions

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.