Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
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Neurologists of The Neurology Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, are dedicated to treating a wide range of disorders that affect the brain, such as seizures.
Seizures, also referred to as convulsions, are sudden surges of electrical activity in the brain that affect how a person feels or acts for a brief period of time. Convulsions are rapid and uncontrollable shaking. There are many different types of seizures. Some have mild symptoms and no convulsions.
Seizures of all types are different from individual to individual. They are caused by sudden abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Sometimes seizures are related to another medical condition, such as:
Seizure symptoms depend on what part of the brain is involved. They may occur suddenly and include the following:
There are many different disorders with similar symptoms; therefore, diagnosing a person with seizures can be difficult. It is important to give the doctor an accurate account of what happened before, during and after the seizure.
A physical exam and medical history will be used as part of the diagnosis. A seizure diagnosis is usually based on the symptoms. Testing may include:
The treatment options for seizures will depend on what caused the seizure. Seizure treatment options may include:
Experienced neurologists of The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, utilize advanced diagnostic tools, such as electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG), for the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders and neuromuscular conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, entrapment neuropathy, epilepsy, headaches, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
Dr. James Bernheimer is an expert neurologist with The Neurology Center at Mercy, where he offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment for neurological disorders.