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Introduction

The Neurology Department of HKL was set up in 1971 to provide a more comprehensive neurological service to the citizens of Malaysia. The department is situated in the Institute Kajisaraf Tunku Abdul Rahman (IKTAR) building which was officially opened in 1975. The department at present shares the premises with the Neurosurgery and Psychiatry departments.

The department offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for adults with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system. It is the largest neurology department in the country, and has the highest workload of patient care.

The department has expertise in diverse areas such as epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, headaches and pain syndromes, peripheral neuropathies and infectious diseases. Sophisticated neurophysiological evaluations including nerve conduction study and electromyography, electroencephalography,evoked potential testing, polysomnography, video telemetry recording and transcranial doppler are provided.

The Neurology Department does not only cater to patients in the Klang Valley but also acts as the tertiary referral centre for patients all over the country. Consultation clinics are also provided on a rotation basis to most major state hospitals in Malaysia by the consultants from this department. A residency and fellowship training program is an important function of the department. We are also involved in the post basic training of neurophysiology clinical and neuroscience for allied health.

Services

The department offers:

i.Neurology ward inpatient service
ii.Outpatient clinics
iii.General Neurofisiology services

The Neurology ward: is a 28 bedded unit with 2 additional rooms for video-telemetry for epilepsy monitoring and a sleep laboratory for all-night sleep studies. The ward caters to all diseases under the neurology spectrum, and offers diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures such as lumbar punctures, insertion of ELDs (external lumbar drainages), plasmapheresis therapy (in conjunction with the Nephrology department), intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and acute as well as a short rehabilitative program for stroke patients. Muscle biopsies are also performed for diagnosis of myopathies and muscular dystrophies. Grandward rounds are done twice a week. On Monday, a sitting rounds and on Wednesday a bedside rounds is conducted.

Neurology consultants, residents, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech therapist and social welfare officers are all involved in the care of the patients with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic neurological disorders, and its attendant concomitant complications and needs. Patients or their relatives will be given an introductory pamphlet of the ward rules and schedules to orientate patients.

For any queries regarding the ward, please contact 603-2615 6174.

The Neurology clinics: include 2 general neurology clinics and specialty care clinics (epilepsy, stroke, advanced parkinson). Patients are seen on a referral basis only. Appointments are given by the clinic staff. Waiting time for the 1st appointment may range from a week to 3 months, depending on the urgency. Emergency cases are seen on the same day, after discussion between the referring doctor and the neurologist on call.

Any enquiries may be directed to 603-2690 7293.
 

Contact Information

Tel     : 603 - 2690 5400
Fax    : 603 - 2691 1186
Email : neuro@hkl.gov.my
 

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