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Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring helps physicians and surgeons identify and protect neural structures by getting a clear vision on how the nervous system is actually functioning during the surgeries. Neurological responses are monitored which are quite helpful during brain, spinal cord or other high risk surgeries.

NMA takes our patients’ needs to heart. We provide them with everything they need for every step of the process: we prepare them for procedures by giving them all the available info, set up all the machines and equipment during surgery, and consult with their doctors to deliver the highest possible quality of care.

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The process is very simple and accurate. Many electrodes are attached to your body and several electric impulses are sent through it in order to monitor nerve pathways. A special computer is used by the technologist to read these signals. Your neural data is also reviewed by another physician in real time. When a change is detected in your nerve pathways, your surgeon is informed promptly and proper actions are performed.

Our staff counsels patients to prepare themselves by explaining the procedures to them with much detail, giving them the appropriate paperwork, and educating them about the technologies employed during the surgery. Patients are also counseled to inform their physicians of any illnesses or medical conditions they might have. This is because said conditions might impede a surgery, or prevent it altogether (for example, patients might not eligible for such surgeries if a pacemaker has been installed in them).

Because patient care is vital to our organization, we ensure that every patient’s right to full and complete information is assured. After all, knowing both what model condition you have and what can be done to treated is a right all patients must have. This right is necessary for patients to have proper control over their own bodies, and to maintain their bodily integrity. We consider these rights as fundamental, so you can believe us when we say that our patients’ care and satisfaction are of vital importance to our team.

Our patients’ care and satisfaction are of vital importance to the NMA team

NMA offers services for monitoring during medical procedures. In the medical world, monitoring refers to the practice of monitoring a patient’s nerves and central nervous system–i.e., the brain and spinal cord–during surgery so that abnormal or irregular activity can be discovered and treated. This form consists of observing how neural pathways respond to electrical stimuli while the surgeon is operating on the patient.

Monitoring is often necessary because — even though most surgeries have a very small risk of developing more serious problems–the fragility of the nervous and neurological systems ensure that their risk is higher than with surgeries targeting other parts of the body. As a result, monitoring is frequently done when neurological patients are undergoing surgery.

If changes are noted during monitoring–for example, if the neural pathways respond with less strength or less effectively, or take more time to respond–the surgeon knows that further steps must be taken. Via this neurological form of monitoring, our specialized personnel can detect any problems or future problems, even if they have yet to manifest themselves.

Once the data has been obtained and the patient is recuperating after surgery, a specialized technologist will examine the data, alongside the patient’s doctor. If notable, potentially dangerous changes in brain chemistry are observed, then these professionals will work together with a surgeon so as to fix these problems are nipped in the bud.

Throughout the process of monitoring, patients are informed of everything they need to know about the surgery and monitoring, in addition to their own rights and obligations. The surgeons also take care to inform their families and loved ones about the process. After they have been given time to educate themselves and prepare themselves for the upcoming procedure, the patients are then brought to the operating room. After the surgery has been explained to them once more, the surgeons put them to sleep and perform their work. Once they’re done, the results are explained to the patient, and the surgeon recommends further steps to be taken, if necessary. The patient is then given time to recuperate.

…The fragility of the nervous and neurological systems ensure that their risk is higher than with surgeries targeting other parts of the body.