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
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
The department offers:
i.Neurology ward inpatient service
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
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.
Tel : 603 - 2690 5400
Fax : 603 - 2691 1186
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org