The Pediatric Neurology Department Maimonides Multidisciplinary Medical Center is staffed by doctors and nurses who have undergone appropriate training to provide medical services modeled after the most famous Israeli clinics in Ukrainian realities.

A pleasant bonus for both our patients and specialists working in the Pediatric Neurology Department is the possibility to receive any help from Israeli doctors, because each individual clinical case is monitored by them. Thus, patients and their parents can be sure that they will receive only high-quality medical services of the Israeli standard in Ukraine.

The complex treatment programs applicated in our clinic allow not only to rid the baby of the disease effectively and completely, but also to ensure the health of the body as a whole, to adapt to the conditions of normal life as quickly as possible, to grow fully developed.

It is also important to remember that all treatment and diagnostic activities of Maimonides Medical Center take place under the patronage of “Keren Or for our Child” the Charitable Foundation, which is supplemented by contributions from various companies around the world and just caring citizens. This makes it possible to treat Ukrainian children with nervous system diseases free of charge or with partial co-payments.

Children's neurological diseases are often genetic in nature, which is why specialists in this area pay particular attention to prenatal (even before birth) diagnosis. Special genetic studies are carried out, which make it possible to detect a problem in the nervous system of the fetus at the stage of its intrauterine development and to start developing a correction plan even before the birth of such a special child.

Children’s treatment with congenital or acquired neurological diseases is very specific and significantly different from adult neurology. Israeli specialists have a great experience working with small patients, possess special psychological techniques and approaches to children, and these practices have also been successfully adopted and used in practice by the Maimonides Clinic doctors.

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Modern diagnostic methods in Pediatric Neurology

Diagnostic programs are built in such way that the results can be obtained in the shortest possible time. As a rule, this stage takes 2-4 days. At the same time, all examinations of small patients are provided as delicately as possible, taking into account the age and individual characteristics of the child. If any research is accompanied by pain, it is provided under general (and for older children – under local) anesthesiain order to avoid any unpleasant sensations and fear.

Most often, the following modern and highly informative methods are used in Pediatric Neurology Department:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) is a functional method of brain activity exploration. It is an indispensable assistant in the diagnosis of epilepsy in children.
  • Electromyography (EMG) is a functional method of diagnosis that allows us to assess the condition of individual muscles, detect a violation of their function or a block at the level of command transmission from nerve fibers to muscles.
  • Dopplerography is a method of ultrasound imaging of blood vessels and blood flow in them.
  • Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) are modern medical imaging methods that allow detailed examination of all organs and other components of the body, making a 3D or 4D model of the interested area.
  • Lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid examination is an invasive procedure performed under anesthesia. Most often it is used to diagnose neuroinfections.
  • Various laboratory tests of blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Genetic research.
  • Neoplasm biopsy of certain areas of muscles, nerve fibers, benign or malignant neoplasms of nervous system organs.

If during of complex diagnostics there is a require to provide a biopsy, then the obtained samples for pathological examination are sent to Israeli, American or German affiliated medical institutions or partner clinics of the Maimonides Medical Center to clarify the diagnosis. Thanks to such "molecular checks", we are 100% sure of the final diagnosis correctness and the undoubted success of the individually selected treatment scheme.

All necessary diagnostic procedures applying modern and innovative equipment are provided in subsidiary institutions of the Maimonides Medical Center or partner clinics under the guidance of Israeli specialists, where the samples and materials of each child and, if necessary, the child himself together with his parents are sent.

Treatment methods in Pediatric Neurology

In the department of pediatric neurology, specialists of the Maimonides Clinic conduct the entire arsenal of modern conservative and operative methods to theat various diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system.

Only effective and safe drugs are usedPatients of our clinic also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of experimental drugs. As a rule, such studies are sponsored by large pharmaceutical companies, so the treatment will be absolutely free. This is a real chance for recovery and further full life for children who have not been helped by standard treatment regimens.

Surgical interventions are provided when conservative therapy is ineffective, in case of benign or malignant tumors of the central or peripheral nervous system, with injuries, strokes, and other conditions that require the surgical assistance of neurosurgeons. A feature of children's neurology surgeries is minimal invasive. It means that all interventions are provided with minimal surgical access and with maximum accuracy so as not to damage the surrounding very delicate nervous structures. For this purpose, robotic surgery, stereotaxic intervention techniques and other innovative high-tech methods of surgical assistance are actively used.

Also, patients of Maimonides Medical Center have access to advanced methods of neurological diseases treatment. For example, surgical treatment of epilepsy – hemispherectomy, excision of the corpus callosum, cerebral palsy – implantation of a baclofen pump, botulinum toxin injection, deep stimulation of the vagus nerve.

In recent years a significant breakthrough in the field of Pediatric Neurology has been development of effective etiotropic (that which affects the cause) treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). It is a rare but very serious genetic disease of the nervous system that leads to disability and death in early childhood. Until recently, it was incurable and all children with this pathology were doomed to a slow death. But a few years ago, were developed drugs that can stop the progression of this disease and help children restore lost body functions and live, despite the terrible diagnosis-sentence. Spinraza is the first and original drug for SMA gene therapy. Despite its high efficiency, the availability of such treatment is low, because such treatment costs millions of hryvnias. Currently, generic drugs (analogues) are being developed, and its price is lower. For instance Eurysdi is a such generic drug.

Almost always, the therapeutic complex is complemented by physiotherapeutic procedures, physical therapy , applicated an individually selected set of physical exercises, occupational therapy, psychotherapyand nutritional recommendations of professional nutritionists. This comprehensive approach to the problem is the basis of Israeli medicine. It allows us to get the best results in the shortest possible time and help each child, regardless of individual needs and characteristics.

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