Whether you’re suffering from epilepsy, seizures or chronic headaches, Miami Neuroscience Institute has a team of experts who can provide complete evaluation for all neurological disorders and help determine the best treatment for your condition.

Neurophysiology helps neurologists, neurosurgeons and epilepsy specialists determine the right treatment for patients with conditions of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. We provide advanced neurological testing that includes 24/7 access to EEG monitoring. Our team also includes a full-time in-house nurse epilepsy coordinator. Together our goal is to provide more effective treatments and positive long-term outcomes for our patients.

Who benefits from neurophysiology services?

With our advanced tools and expertise, we can pinpoint problems and help treat certain neurological conditions, such as:

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Nonconvulsive status epilepticus
  • Abnormal movements
  • Head Trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Delirium
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Chronic headaches
  • Syncope
  • Dystonia
  • Numbness in the arms and legs, or neuropathy

What kind of neurophysiology services are available at Miami Neuroscience Institute?

Miami Neuroscience Institute has invested in the most advanced equipment and software available for neurophysiology studies. Our program provides comprehensive neurophysiology testing, as well as imaging studies, treatment and follow-up services all under one roof. These tests and procedures are vital tools that help physicians confirm or rule out a neurological disorder.

Some of the neurophysiology tests we provide include:

  • EEG, or electroencephalogram – This test, which usually lasts 35 minutes, looks at brain-wave activity to determine brain health and function.
  • Ambulatory monitoring – This test involves wearing a portable EEG monitor at home for 24-72 hours to track brain activity during normal daily routines.
  • Long-term video monitoring, or video EEG – During a long-term test, you will stay in the hospital while we monitor your brain activity over several days. For epilepsy monitoring, Miami Neuroscience Institute has access to 12 private rooms in the epilepsy monitoring unit or EMUs.
  • Intracranial Monitoring
  • Stereotactic Electroencephalography
  • Wada testing
  • EMG, or electromyography – This reveals the nerves that control muscles and how they function.
  • Brainstem auditory evoked potentials – This test records brain activity in response to auditory stimulation.
  • Visual evoked potentials – This test monitors brain activity during visual stimulation.
  • Somatosensory evoked potentials – This test shows the interaction between the peripheral nervous system and central nervous system by stimulating nerves in the wrist or ankle.
  • Intraoperative MRI or CT – These exams help our neurosurgeons monitor the patient’s brain and spinal function during surgery.
  • Functional MRI – These MRI exams show blood flow in the brain to measure brain activity.

Our team also collaborates closely with the Epilepsy Program, Movement Disorders Program and Neurosurgery to provide treatments including:

  • Laser ablation – This treatment uses heat to destroy the area of the brain that is causing epilepsy or seizures.
  • Resective surgery – This treatment removes brain tissue where the seizures start.
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation, or VNS – This treatment uses electrical pulses to stimulate the Vagus nerve and reduce seizures for people with epilepsy.
  • Responsive Neurostimulation System (RNS) –This is a medical device designed to monitor and respond to your brain’s electrical activity to prevent seizures before they start.
  • Deep brain stimulation, or DBS – This treatment uses electrical pulses to help regulate brain signals, which can help reduce physical side effects of conditions like Parkinson’s disease.

Conditions & Treatments

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  • Abnormal EEG
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electromyography
  • Evoked Potentials (EP)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
Our Approach

Our Approach

The Intraoperative monitoring department received top-tier accreditation from the Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation Board (LAB-NIOM) of ABRET- the first in Florida, 1 out 35 in the U.S and 1 out of 36 in the world to achieve this accreditation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our team works closely with neurologists and epileptologists in the Miami Neuroscience Institute Epilepsy Program to help with diagnoses and treatment plans. We have a full-time nurse epilepsy coordinator and long-term video EEG monitoring available 24/7 in our 12-bed private epilepsy monitoring unit. Miami Neuroscience Institute is also recognized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, which means epilepsy patients can access all testing, treatment and follow-up care at one location.

  • Interoperative monitoring, also called iMRI or iCT, allows specially trained neurophysiologists to track brain and spinal function during surgery. The goal is to identify changes in brain, spinal cord and nerve function that may lead to permanent damage and to alert the surgical team, improving patient safety and outcomes.

    Interoperative monitoring is performed by credentialed technologists who are supervised by Board-certified neurologists. Together, they provide feedback to the surgeon during the operation.

    Miami Neuroscience Institute’s interoperative monitoring program is certified by the American Board of Neurophysiology Monitoring (ABNM). Additionally, the technologists on our team have earned Certification in Neurophysiologic Interoperative Monitoring (CNIM), ensuring patients’ health and safety.

    Interoperative monitoring, also called iMRI or iCT, allows specially trained neurophysiologists to track brain and spinal function during surgery. The goal is to identify changes in brain, spinal cord and nerve function that may lead to permanent damage and to alert the surgical team, improving patient safety and outcomes.

    Interoperative monitoring is performed by credentialed technologists who are supervised by Board-certified neurologists. Together, they provide feedback to the surgeon during the operation.

    Miami Neuroscience Institute’s interoperative monitoring program is certified by the American Board of Neurophysiology Monitoring (ABNM). Additionally, the technologists on our team have earned Certification in Neurophysiologic Interoperative Monitoring (CNIM), ensuring patients’ health and safety.

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