Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology the study of how the body works with the brain and nervous system.

Neurophysiology is a branch of physiology, the study of how the body works, concerned with the brain and nervous system.

 

 

The Department of Clinical Neurophysiology is a highly integrated collaborative department comprised of a neurophysiology consultant and neurophysiologists who specialise in diagnostic tests for a range of Neurological and Neurophysiologic disorders.

We provide direct GP access for the tests as outlined below:

- Routine EEG

- Prolonged Inpatient Video EEG monitoring is also available, following consultation with a Neurologist. This is useful for the diagnosis and management of Epilepsy, and the assessment of recurrent events of unknown etiology and unexplained episodes of loss of consciousness.

Nerve Conduction Studies:

Indicated for possible:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar  Neuropathy at the Elbow
  • Generalised Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Common Peroneal Palsy
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Electromyography (Needle EMG) and Advanced Nerve Conduction Studies

Patients should be referred for Neurological opinion prior to referral for Needle EMG to assess what muscles and nerves need to be examined so that we can allot an adequate amount of time for the appointment.

Indicated for possible:

  • Neuromuscular Disorders (such as Myopathies, Motor Neuron Disease and Myasthenia Gravis)
  • Radiculopathies
  • Plexopathies

Referrals

UPDATE - From the 1st of February we will stop accepting referrals in the post. GPs should refer through HealthLink and other Consultants should send the referral letter to neurophysiologyreferralcork@bonsecours.ie. Referral emails will only be accepted if they have patient’s name, date of birth, address, phone number and reason for test.

Referral letters must include the patients name, address, date of birth, test required, past medical history, reason for test and a contact telephone number for the patient.

 

Costs:

  • Check with your insurance company regarding your cover and any excess payable.
  • Routine Electroencephalogram (EEG)                                €295
  • Rountine EEG (Patients insured with LAYA)                       €153
  • Sleep Deprived EEG                                                           €295
  • Sleep Deprived EEG (Patients insured with LAYA)             €153
  • Prolonged Video EEG                                                             -        Covered as inpatient admission
  • Visual Evoked Potentials                                                     €120
  • Nerve Conduction Studies                                                   €295
  • Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG                                   €375

Contact Information:

For any further information or enquiries about the services that we provide please feel free to contact the department.

Neurophysiology Department: 021 480 1715

Clinical Neurophysiologist: Dr. Peter Kinirons

Head of Department:            Claudia A. Leite

Department Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Peter Kinirons
Consultant Neurologist
Neurology, Neurophysiology Neurology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4865730 Fax: 021 4865731

Dr. Peter Kinirons

Consultant Neurologist

Biography

Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Neurophysiologist

Services:
Investigation, diagnosis, treatment & management of neurological disorders as Day case or Inpatient.
Irish Neurological Association Awards 2010
The Harold Millar Prize for best overall presentation was awarded to Dr. Peter Kinirons for his paper 'A novel locus for Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy in French Canadian families maps to 10p11'

Qualifications

M.B.B.Ch B.A.O., M.R.C.P.I., Ph.D

Contact Details

  • Dr. Peter Kinirons
  • Suite 16, Clinic B The Cork ClinicWestern RoadCork

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