Epilepsy with Monitoring Unit
Sleep Apnea / Insomnia
Headaches / Migraines
Neck / Back Pain
Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease
Movement Disorders / Parkinson’s Disease
Neuropathy / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Neuromuscular Disorders / Myasthenia Gravis
What is Neurology?
Neurology is the field of medicine relating to the nervous system. This includes both the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (nerves, muscles). Neurological disorders include strokes, seizures, multiple sclerosis, tremor disorders including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, as well as headaches with or without migraine features, tingling, numbness, and pain.
Generally, neurological diseases require close monitoring and long-term treatment plans. At Sugar Land Neurology and Sleep, we work closely with each of our patients to ensure they receive the best immediate and long-term care.
We offer a range of Neurology and Sleep Medicine services to our clients with thorough and passionate care.
Sleep medicine includes a wide array of disorders including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, nightmares, insomnia and sleep talking/walking.
If you think you are suffering from a neurological and/or sleep disorder, request an appointment to see Dr. Khan.
Electroencephalographic (EEG) is a technology that allows us to diagnose epilepsy as well as monitor other brain conditions including migraines, narcolepsy, Alzheimer’s, brain injuries and tumors. It is a non-invasive procedure that involves placing electrodes on the scalp to record brain activity. This process takes between one and two hours and is completed in our office. An ambulatory EEG (AEEG) allows this process to take place at home, over a longer period. The need for an AEEG arises when we suspect a certain disease or disorder but are unable to make a diagnosis in the usual timeframe. To conduct an AEEG, we’ll place the electrodes on your scalp in our office, let you go home to conduct your normal activities over the next 24 to 72 hours, and then you’ll return to have the electrodes removed. All activity will be recorded on the device and will provide us with greater insight into your brain activity.
We specialize in sleep studies including insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorders and REM sleep disorders like nightmares. Our state-of-the-art sleep study facilities mean we can monitor and diagnose a range of sleep disorders straight from our clinic. Depending on your condition, this may require an overnight stay so that we can conduct a diagnostic polysomnogram (PSG), which electronically transmits and records sleep activity. C-PAP titration study can be conducted depending upon first night study results.
Sugar Land Clinic also offers nerve conduction studies in order to assess how well your nerves are operating. We will investigate how fast your nerves are sending electrical signals by activating nerves with small pulses and measuring the responses. Nerve conduction studies are effective in diagnosing damage to your peripheral nerves, which can indicate disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
At Sugarland Clinic, we provide Neurocognitive testing in order to determine why you might be suffering from memory loss or an inability to concentrate or solve problems. You’ll work closely with our trained staff and computerized assessment at the forefront of technology to give us a comprehensive understanding of the way your brain is working. From that point we can work out the best plan of care.
We also arrange for Evoked Potentials Studies to measure how well your brain is responding to stimulus including sight, sound and touch.
• Visual Evoked Response (VEP) – a test which examines the nerves connecting the eyes to the brain. It allows us to identify any problems with the optic nerves.
• Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) – allows us to test for auditory nerve and brainstem disorders.
• Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) – examines both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system and helps us to diagnose nervous system disorders including multiple sclerosis and plexopathy.
The practice also arranges for Carotid and Transcranial Doppler studies to examine blood flow to the brain and diagnose blood clots as well as the narrowing of blood vessels. These tests are relatively quick and inexpensive. They involve ultrasound probes as well as Doppler Effect probes and are often also conducted in conjunction with other tests, such as angiograms.
The practice also facilitates for ENG and VNG testing to accurately determine the causes of vertigo, dizziness and gait abnormalities. This involves using electrodes attached to the face to measure involuntary eye movements. This test takes up to an hour to complete.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of counselling which has proven to be highly effective in treating and managing insomnia. This treatment involves regular sessions with a qualified psychologist who will give you a series of assessments designed to change your sleep behavior. This gives the patients more natural way of combating insomnia rather than dependent on medications. We are the only facility in Fort Bend County offering such services.