Conditions & Treatments
ALS & Other Neuromuscular Disorders
A collaboration between the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, the Neuromuscular Disorders Program records more than 2,000 patient visits annually.
Comprehensive diagnostic services in advanced neurodiagnostic facilities lead to the design of individualized treatment plans for a broad range of neuromuscular disorders, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – often referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease – to muscular dystrophy to various types of neuropathies and myopathies.
Our patients are primarily adults age 18 and older; approximately two-thirds are over the age of 50.
Our medical staff specializes in complex neuromuscular disorders that are difficult to diagnose and treat. Ongoing research includes genetic determinants influencing neuromuscular disease recurrence and origin. We work collaboratively with the UT Department of Rheumatology in designing research projects.
Our fellowship program in clinical neurophysiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Each year we train two fellows who are directly involved in the care of patients.
Specialties of Program include:
Interventions offered by the Neuromuscular Disorders Program include:
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