UBMD Neurology provides comprehensive neurological evaluation, diagnosis and management for adults and children with a wide variety of neurologic disorders. With locations in Buffalo and Williamsville, we offer a full range of procedural services including EEG, EMG, adult and child neuropsychologic testing, an infusion clinic for intravenous therapies and neuroimaging interpretation. We are closely allied to two Kaleida Health hospitals, Buffalo General Medical Center and Oishei Children's Hospital.
Many of our programs receive national recognition, including:
We have nationally and internationally recognized expertise in:
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system attacks the protective covering of nerves, resulting in nerve damage that disrupts communication between the brain and the body.
Multiple sclerosis causes many different symptoms, including vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination. The symptoms, severity, and duration can vary from person to person. Some people may be symptom free most of their lives, while others can have severe chronic symptoms that never go away.
UBMD Neurology is an MS Center of Excellence. Find out more information about our team.
Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD 716.829.5055
Svetlana Primma Eckert, MD 716.829.5055
David Hojnacki, MD 716.829.5048
Beth Tacca, NP 716.829.5049
A stroke is a medical emergency in which the blood supply to the brain is interuppted due to a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or leaking/bursting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke) in the brain.
Symptoms of stroke include trouble walking, speaking, and understanding, as well as paralysis or numbness of the face, arm, or leg.
Cerebrovascular diseases refers to any disorders that involves a person losing blood flow to the brain. While strokes may be the most well-known cerebrovascular diseases, it is one of many. Cerebrovascular disease includes carotid stenosis, vertebral stenosis and intracranial stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations.
Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.
Epilepsy may occur as a result of a genetic disorder or an acquired brain injury, such as a trauma or stroke. Epilepsy is usually treated by medications and in some cases by surgery, devices, or dietary changes.
At UBMD Neurology, our treatment includes long-term monitoring and evaluation for epilepsy surgery in adults and children.
Movement disorders are neurologic conditions that cause issues with movement, such as:
There are many different movement disorders. Some of the more common types include:
Parkinson's Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement and often includes tremors. Nerve cell damage in the brain causes dopamine levels to decrease, leading to the symptoms of Parkinson's.
Parkinson's often starts with a tremor in one hand. Other symptoms are slow movement, stiffness and loss of balance.
General neurology covers a range of neurological disorders and symptoms. A general neurologist can address a variety of neurologic concerns, as well as aid in diagnosis of subspecialty conditions.
Neuromuscular diseases affect the function of muscles, such as muscular dystrophy or peripheral neuropathy. The most common sign of neuromuscular disorders is muscle weakness.
Our neurologists provide comprehensive evaluation of these diseases, including electrodiagnostic studies and other tests.
At UBMD Neurology, our neuropsychology team assesses patients experiencing neuro-cognitive (related to memory, thinking and attention) and emotional difficulties.
Neuropsychological services that may be provided are:
Neuropsychology care may be needed following an injury or development of a condition, such as:
Neuropsychology is concerned with how a person's cognition and behavior are related to the brain and the rest of the nervous system. Often focusing on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive and behavioral functions.
Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive disease that impairs memory and mental functions.
Brain cell connections and the cells themselves degenerate and die, eventually destroying memory and other important mental functions. Memory loss and confusion are the main symptoms.
There are many types of memory disorders that exist. While Alzheimer's Disease may be the most well known, other memory disorders include types of dementia, cognitive impairment and encephalitis.
It's important to have a thorough evaluation in order to determine which type of memory disorder a person may have as it impacts which tretaments and medications may be effective.
Huntington's Disease is an inherited condition in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time, typically showing symptoms in a person's 30s or 40s.
Usually, Huntington's disease results in progressively worsening sytmptoms that include movement, thinking (cognitive) and psychiatric symptoms.
UBMD Neurology's Huntington's Disease clinic team consists of a movement disorder neurologist, a social worker and a genetic counselor.
Neuro-ophthalmology is a subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology.
Neuro-ophthalmologists specialize in vision problems that relate to your nervous system, including issues due to brain injuries or diseases, including trauma, a stroke or an infection.
Our Child Neurologists are dedicaated to ensuring the wellbeing and development of children with neurological concerns.
Our team of pediatric neurologists provide care for all neurologic conditions, including, but not limited to:
A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body.
Symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness and/or excessive fatigue.
UBMD Neurologists treat both children and adults for concussions, including preforming concussion evaluations in the office or at Oshei Children's Hospital.
Adult concussion: Rick Magun, MD 716.932.6080 x193
Child concussion: Osman Farooq, MD 716.932.6080 x100
Balance disorders may stem from various causes or conditions, such as:
Inflammatory disorders can be brought on by viral or bacterial infectious or some other immune response.
Inflammatory disorders to the brain and/or spine include conditions such as:
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure in which electrodes are implanted in the brain and electrical stimulation from the electrodes is used to treat and improve neuromuscular issues, such as tremors. DBS is used to treat movement disorders associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia and other neurological conditions.
Infusion therapy, or intravenous therapy, is a way to treat or manage symptoms of neurological conditions or disorders.
Infusion therapy involves administering medication directly into the bloodstream. During infusion therapies, patients are monitored by a team of providers at the UBMD Neurology Infusion Center at our Conventus office. Infusion can be used to treat various neurological conditions such as:
Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies are tests, which measure the electrical activity of muscles and nerves.
Nerves send out electrical signals to make your muscles react in certain ways and these tests can measure these signals.
EMG tests and nerve conduction studies can both help determine if a neurological disorder exists in the muscles, nerves or both. These tests can be done separately but are usually done at the same time.
These tests may also be referred to as an electrodiagnostic study, EMG test, electromyogram, NCS or nerve conduction velocity (NCV).
In neurology, botox injection therapy is used to treat neurological and neuromuscular conditions, such as muscle hyperactivity disorders, including headaches, migraines, dystonia, spasticity, cerebral palsy and hemifacial spasms, among others.
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Buffalo, NY 14203
UBMD Neurology Pediatric & General Neurology Clinic
5851 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221
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