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Neuroscience

The Center for Neuroscience at CalvertHealth offers comprehensive and coordinated care for a wide range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. The center's physicians provide care for patients experiencing a broad range of disorders in all stages, from the earliest symptoms through established disease. They use advanced technology and innovative procedures to effectively treat both chronic and acute conditions including brain tumors, head trauma, persistent headaches, chronic pain, muscle and movement disorders, seizures, sleep disorders, stroke and spine injuries.

The center's multidisciplinary team combines the expertise of Chesapeake Neurology Associates and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Neurosurgeons to treat disorders of the brain, spine, peripheral nerves and muscles.

Additionally, the Center for Neuroscience, located in Suite 101 in the CalvertHealth Medical Arts Center, is directly adjacent to Calvert Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Suite 103, which provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to address the specific needs of the neurological patient.

The center also offers outpatient EEGs using state-of-the-art technology that ensures faster turnaround for reports. These studies record the brain's electrical activity using multiple electrodes placed on the scalp.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a neurological disorder, you can call the Center for Neuroscience to access the most comprehensive neurological care in the region. For more information, call the center at 410-414-4578.

To get started, contact Neuroscience Nurse Navigator, Dawn Burroughs, LPN.


Dawn Burroughs, LPN
Direct Line: 410-414-4578
Email: Dawn.Burroughs@Calverthealthmed.org

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Chesapeake Neurology Associates

Chesapeake Neurology Associates has been treating the neurological and sleep disorder needs of Southern Maryland since 1992. Making use of the latest neurological and sleep medicine technology and innovations, they offer special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and ADD. They also see patients for a wide range of neurological and psychological evaluations and concerns including traumatic brain injury, migraines, seizures, stroke, hyperactivity, autism, dyslexia and more.

Neurologic Diagnoses

Cognitive Disorders: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), dyslexia, learning disabilities.

Dementia is progressive dysfunction of memory and thinking.

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.

Neuromuscular Disease is a disorder of the muscles on the nerves leading to weakness or numbness.

Sleep Disorders including difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep or being too sleepy during the day.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain Including concussion.

Neurologic Procedures

  • Skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Brain Mapping
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Neurofeedback
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Adjustment of Deep Brain Stimulation & Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Concussion Clinic
  • Botox
  • Dyslexia Assessments

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgeons at the Center for Neuroscience from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are among the best in their field. They provide the best possible patient care and many procedures, particularly the minimally invasive ones, can be performed at CalvertHealth, close to home.

Neurosurgical Diagnoses

Brain Tumors is an intracranial solid neoplasm, a tumor (defined as an abnormal growth of cells) within the brain or the central spinal canal.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist.

Cerebral Venous Angioma also referred to as a "developmental venous anomaly" (DVA) or sometimes "venous malformation" is an extreme variation of veins draining normal brain tissue in that region.

Chiari Malformation is a malformation of the brain. It consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull).

Degenerative Disc Disease is degeneration of the intervertebral disc of the spine, often called "degenerative disc disease" (DDD) or "degenerative disc disorder.

Disc Herniation (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is a medical condition affecting the spine due to trauma, lifting injuries, or idiopathic causes, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc.

Failed Fusion (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is the movement of bone at the location of a fracture or fusion surgery due to inadequate healing.

Hematoma Subarachnoid is an abnormal and very dangerous condition in which blood collects beneath the arachnoid mater, a membrane that covers the brain. This area, called the subarachnoid space, normally contains cerebrospinal fluid. The accumulation of blood in the subarachnoid space can lead to stoke, seizures, and other complications.

Hydrocephalus
also known as "water in the brain," is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain.

Intracerebral Hematoma involves bleeding into the cerebrum, the largest section of the brain, resulting in an expanding mass of blood that damages surrounding neural tissue.

Meningioma is a benign, slow-growing tumor of the meninges of the brain.

Neuralgia is pain one or more nerves caused by a change in neurological structure or function of the nerve/s rather than by excitation of healthy pain receptors.

Pituitary Tumor is an abnormal growth on the pituitary gland.

Radiculopathy (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are compressed causing pain, numbness and or weakness.

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side.

Spinal Tumors are neoplasm’s located in the spinal cord.

Spondylolisthesis (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is the anterior or posterior displacement of a vertebra or the vertebral column in relation to the vertebrae below.

Spondylosis is arthritis of the spine.

Stenosis (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings (called neural foramina) where spinal nerves leave the spinal column.

Subdural Hematoma is a collection of blood in the space between the outer layer (dura) and middle layers of the covering of the brain (the meninges).

Vertebral Fracture
is a collapse of a vertebra. It may be due to trauma or tumor and weakening of the vertebra

Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Diskectomy Fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical Corpectomy
  • Laminectomy for decompression
  • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • All Brain (Subdural, tumor and pituitary resections)
Minimally Invasive:

  • Transforminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Cervical Formainotomy and Posterior Diskectomy