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Neurology service

Our private neurology service provides outstanding services for brain injuries and other neurological disorders, either as an inpatient or an outpatient.

With the major trauma centre at St Mary’s Hospital on site, we run the only multidisciplinary traumatic brain injury service (TBI) in the UK. We also offer the hyper acute stroke unit (HASU) at Charing Cross Hospital which provides an expert service in the initial investigation, treatment and care immediately following a stroke.

Our team of world-leading private neurologists have a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of neurological disorders including the most severe brain injuries, and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that care is tailored to the needs of every patient with the aim of delivering the best outcomes.

Cutting edge neurology research

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is an academic health science centre, meaning our teams are able to bring the most cutting edge research straight to our patients. We are the first, and to date only private neurosurgery service in the UK that offers MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MGFUS) as a means to treat essential tremor.

A centre of excellence

Our connected NHS Trust is a regional neuroscience centre, bringing together expertise from the spectrum of neurological disorders.

We are a centre of national excellence for patients with eye movement or balance disorders or dizziness and we have an internationally recognised multiple sclerosis (MS) service. Our Trust also has the largest UK cohort of patients on disease modifying therapies.

Our dementia service has unrivalled expertise in using advanced imaging for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. As one of London’s eight hyper acute stroke centres we provide a high quality acute stroke treatment service, in conjunction with the stroke physicians, vascular surgeons, and neuro-radiologists.

Conditions and treatments

Our private neurology service offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient treatments for neurological disorders, including:•brain tumours

•stroke/transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
•multiple sclerosis (MS)
•movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor
•epilepsy, including complex epilepsy
•cognition and memory including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
•acquired brain injury
•headache/migraine
•neuromuscular disease
•peripheral nerve disease
•neurogenetics (e.g Huntington’s disease, myotonic dystrophy, Rett syndrome and fragile X syndrome)
•neuro-infection (e.g. encephalitis, meningitis, HIV)
•neuro-ophthalmology (e.g. unexplained vision loss)
•dizziness, balance and eye movement disorders

We are able to offer treatments including deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, disease-modifying therapies for patients with MS, botox for headache and movement disorders, hyper acute stroke interventions including thrombolysis, and mechanical clot retrieval.

Support with recovery

Our care does not stop with surgery. We also offer an internationally respected neurorehabilitation service based at our Charing Cross site, which provides specialist care to aid recovery from neurological disorders.