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Clinical neurophysiology

Expert diagnosis of neurological disorders

Our neurophysiology team specialises in the diagnosis and monitoring of common and complex neurological conditions — from sleep disorders to epilepsy

Overview

Neurophysiology is the study of the electrical signals of the nervous system. Detecting unusual signals can reveal the cause of an underlying neurological problem. Our experienced neurophysiologists deliver a range of tests to examine the electrical signals sent by your brain to control the movement and function of your body — from your ears and eyes to your hands and feet. These include nerve conduction tests (NCT) and electromyograms (EMG), which stimulate the nerves and muscles in parts of your body to see if they're working correctly. Neurophysiologists also interpret electroencephalograms (EEG), known as brain wave tests, which are used to help diagnose seizures and epilepsy. In addition to diagnostic testing, our highly specialised physiologists support our surgeons by monitoring the function of nerve signals during delicate operations.

Expertise

Our advanced diagnostic facilities enable us to test for a range of neurological disorders and offer ongoing monitoring to support your treatment.

  • Electroencephalogram EEG

    Need to know

    An EEG is a painless test to record the electrical activity in your brain and help pinpoint the source of symptoms like seizures or memory loss. It's commonly used to diagnose and monitor conditions including epilepsy, dementia, sleep disorders and brain tumours or trauma.

  • Narcolepsy test

    Need to know

    Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness. You may fall asleep at inappropriate times, including while talking, working or even driving. The multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) can be done as part of a sleep study in hospital and can confirm a diagnosis of narcolepsy.

  • Maintenance of wakefulness test

    Need to know

    If you're in a profession where it's essential to stay alert and awake for safety — such as drivers or pilots — you may have a maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT) to assess your suitability. MWTs may also be recommended to see how well you're responding to treatment for a sleep disorder.

  • Polysomnography PSG

    Need to know

    If you're experiencing problems with your sleeping habits, including chronic insomnia, daytime sleepiness, sleep walking or sleep-related breathing difficulties, your consultant might recommend an overnight sleep study. The main test used to analyse your brain and body as you sleep is a PSG.

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

Our hospitals and diagnostic centres offer some of the most comprehensive private neurophysiology services available in the UK.

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments. 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Portland Hospital

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    HCA UK at The Shard

    The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street

    London

    SE1 9BS

    Call 020 3131 6888

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    Sevenoaks Medical Centre

    Beadle House

    London Road

    Sevenoaks TN13 2JD

    Call 01732 775 800

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    120 Old Broad Street

    120 Old Broad Street

    London

    EC2N 1AR

    Call 020 7234 2895

  • The Wellington Hospital

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

Patient undergoing a sleep study

Sleep Centre at London Bridge Hospital

Our experienced team of neurologists, physiologists and sleep therapists is dedicated to helping you manage a wide range of sleep disorders, including nocturnal epilepsy and narcolepsy.
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