Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Kaleida Health's multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and associated specialized staff provide diagnosis and innovative treatments for the care of patients with neurological disorders and diseases affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems. Through their affiliation with the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, they actively conduct clinical research to develop new methods to treat neurological conditions and offer hope to patients.
It is estimated that nearly 2.5 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis; a disabling disease of the central nervous system. But because the disease can be invisible or lay dormant, true numbers of those affected are hard to quantify.
Multiple sclerosis damages the material that surrounds and protects nerve cells (the myelin sheath), which negatively affects messages your brain communicates to your body.
- Visual disturbances
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble with coordination and balance
- Sensations such as numbness, prickling, or "pins and needles"
- Thinking and memory problems
The Department of Neurology has a history of demonstrated leadership in the treatment of neurological disorders. Through their affiliation with the Jacobs Neurological Institute, they are able to lessen the effect of neurological diseases through focused research in the development of advanced patient-centered care programs. The Jacobs Neurological Institute integrates innovative, compassionate care with their interdisciplinary neurological research.
The Department of Neurosurgery is a center for innovative medical research and clinical practice with cutting-edge treatments that are available for patients with disorders affecting the brain, spine, and central and peripheral nervous systems. Their work in the development of minimally invasive endovascular techniques - specifically in the handling of stroke - provides an increased number of treatment options available for patients with less trauma to the body and improved recovery times. Their commitment to innovative research and quality patient care has led to advances in the positive outcomes for patients.
Parkinson's Disease Comprehensive Movement Disorder Center
The cause of Parkinson's Disease remains unknown, but it is thought that genetic mutations and environmental triggers play a role in developing the disease. It affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine and symptoms include tremors, muscle rigidity, tremors, and speech and gait changes. While there is no cure, there are treatments to help relieve symptoms, including deep brain stimulation.
Stroke Care Center
The Gates Vascular Institute is home to the Stroke Care Center, and is a Designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health. A multidisciplinary team made up of specialists in the treatment of stroke provides a comprehensive program emphasizing prevention and acute stroke care.
Learn more about the Stroke Care Center.