Our core specialty is to provide surgery-specific intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring for any case involving at-risk neural structures. This means each clinician is assigned to cases in which they have extensive knowledge and specialization.
Assisting Surgeons, Protecting Patients
Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) is medically recognized as an important adjunct surgical service, and has become the standard of care for high-risk surgical procedures. The valuable information IONM provides the surgeon allows for avoidance of at-risk structures and immediate identification of possible impairment. This real-time feedback allows the surgical team to intervene promptly to prevent or reduce permanent post-operative neurological deficits.
At Physiological Assessment Services, we utilize a variety of electrophysiolocigal tests to evaluate each patient’s neurological functional and cerebral vascular status, including:
- somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs)
- motor evoked potentials (MEPs)
- brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAERs)
- electroencephalograms (EEGs)
- electromyography (EMGs)
These tests are utilized by our highly experienced monitorist to alert the surgeon of imminent damage. As part of the operating room team, our clinicians provide valuable information and support to the surgeon during critical moments in the procedure, minimizing the potential for neurological injury to the patient. If you’re a patient interested in discussing whether your upcoming surgery could benefit from neuromonitoring, we encourage you to speak to your health care professional.
For more information regarding our intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring services, please email us or call 201-862-9900.