When you book an initial consultation at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead's neurology department, our enquiries team will give you all the information you need to choose the right specialist for your needs and offer an appointment at a time to suit you.
Your initial consultation usually lasts around 30 minutes, in which time your consultant will learn about and assess your symptoms and medical history to get a clear picture of the situation, your concerns and to determine the appropriate next steps.
Depending on your specific symptoms or condition, your neurologist may carry out some examinations and tests to assess your neurological condition, including your motor skills, reflexes, sensations and coordination. Your neurologist may also carry out some tests to assess your hearing, speech and vision.
Your neurological system is a complex one, and often your neurologist will want to conduct further scans or tests. To put you at ease, our friendly specialists will explain the details of the scan or test they are requesting at your initial consultation.
Depending on the scan or test needed, you’ll be seen by the relevant specialist from the Neurology team. In some cases, it might be possible for you to have a scan or test on the same day as your initial consultation, but usually, we would arrange the test for a few days after your initial appointment at a time and day that suits you.
At Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, our patients have access to the most comprehensive service for private neurology diagnostics and treatments in Scotland, all under one roof. With a world-class multidisciplinary team, cutting-edge facilities and the highest standard of comfort and cleanliness available, you’ll always benefit from a quick and accurate diagnosis.
These are some common tests that your neurology specialist may recommend:
- MRI scan - This uses a magnetic field to create a detailed image of the inside of your body, invaluable in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions.
- CT scan - Often referred to as CAT Scans, X-rays are used to produce detailed images of your internal structures.
- Nerve conduction study - This test highlights the speed and strength of your nerve signals by using tiny metal wires on your skin to produce mini electric shocks.
- EMG - Your muscles electrical activity is measured using a small needle inserted through the skin.
- EEG - Small sensors are placed on your scalp to monitor electrical signals passed between brain cells.
Once the tests have been completed and the results are ready, a follow-up appointment will be arranged with your consultant to discuss the results and determine the best form of treatment for you. Whether this requires further testing, surgery, physiotherapy or referral to another specialist within the hospital, we’ll provide clarity and answer any questions you might have.
Our expert consultants will do everything in their power to make sure your time at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead is as comfortable as possible, ensuring you receive a timely diagnosis and comprehensive, bespoke neurological treatment.