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Neurology Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) Service

Neurology Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) Service Physicians

Our mission is to provide an exceptional health care service to medical practitioners through professionalism, competence and responsiveness, resulting in superior patient outcomes.  

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring is a complex field with multiple domains which demand a broad range of faculty expertise.  Research, teaching, and clinical activity encompass numerous specialty fields including: neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, endovascular, pediatric surgery, cardiovascular surgery and neurourology surgery.  The establishment of the Neurology IOM Department has permitted growth in all the domains of surgery and will provide teaching opportunities and research activity; which has enriched the quality of patient care, education and research.

What is the purpose of Intraoperative monitoring?
The IOM service provides a number of services to hospital physicians and their patients.  IOM helps prevent dysfunction of the brain, cranial nerves, spinal cord and peripheral nerves during certain types of surgeries.  IOM can also facilitate mapping of the cortex and spinal cord.  IOM is suggested for cases in which surgical complications may cause a loss of neurological function, such as surgery of the spine, brain and nerve plexus. The use of neuromonitoring can assist in preventing or reversing loss of function. Suggested cases that use IOM include:

To learn more, please call 763-6569