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Neurosurgical Services

Phoebe's Neurosurgical Services Department helps diagnose patients with seizure disorders, psychological disorders, vestibular disorders, and nerve and muscle disorders all in a relaxed environment.

Patients receive one-on-one attention from trained technicians. Our technicians educate patients before, during and after procedures to ensure patient understanding of the procedure. All procedures are noninvasive and include:

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
An EEG, also known as a brain wave test, graphs the electrical activity of the brain. This test is used to evaluate sleep disorders, seizure disorders, confusion, brain tumors, head injuries, degenerative diseases, and metabolic or chemical disturbances that affect the brain.

NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity Test)
An NCV graphs the speed of a nerve impulse to determine the exact site and severity of nerve entrapment. This test is used to diagnose a wide range of peripheral nervous system disorders from sciatic nerve dysfunction to carpal tunnel syndrome.

EMG (Electromyography)
An EMG is used to test the electrical activity of a muscle to detect any disorders that affect mainly skeletal muscles. This test can also diagnose muscle problems caused by diseases, such as nerve dysfunction and peripheral nerve damage.

TCD (Transcranial Doppler)
A TCD graphs blood flow in the brain. This test is often used in stroke patients and detects blood clots and tumors in the brain.

Evoked Potential
An evoked potential tests the sensory conduction of a nerve from the time of stimulation to the time of impulse. This test is used to diagnose various diseases and disorders, such as multiple sclerosis. Evoked potential is also used in emergency rooms to monitor the nervous system during procedures when needed.

ENG (Electronystagnography Vestibular Test)
ENG tests the working of the inner brain to help diagnose peripheral and central vestibular disorders which cause vertigo (dizziness) and imbalance.

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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.