The neuroscience program at CentraState Medical Center offers highly specialized comprehensive care for complex brain, spine, and nervous system conditions, such as stroke, tumors of the brain and spinal cord, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, balance and movement disorders and headaches. A world-class team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and clinical experts in neurological disease and conditions provides a full range of treatments that focus on all aspects of a patient’s well-being from diagnosis through surgery, if needed, to the management of chronic conditions.
World Class Care in Neurology and Neurosurgery
Specialized PT and Rehabilitation Programs to Live Life Well
CentraState’s inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation focuses on the assessment, treatment and management of the rehabilitation needs of patients who have experienced a stroke or have other neurological conditions. In consultation with your doctors and nurses, our highly skilled and specialized physical therapists design and implement individualized care plans focused on achieving maximum independence and improved quality of life. Programs include:
Brian Giacchi has experienced muscle spasms off and on since age 9. When the condition ramped up in his 20s, he sought medical advice. Unfortunately, several years of doctors’ visits, testing, and frustration failed to solve the mystery. Then finally, at age 34, he got an answer: he had multiple sclerosis. “I felt like people thought I was a hypochondriac…
A few years ago, Walter “Bud” Burch’s wife, Kathy, found him on the kitchen floor writhing in pain. He had to be carried to their truck before being driven to the emergency department. Suffering from a chronic condition called trigeminal neuralgia, Bud lived with this kind of intense pain for more than 60 years. Trigeminal neuralgia affects the trigeminal nerve,…
For Bob Granito, the personal obstacles he conquers during a 12-mile Tough Mudder® are harsher than the challenges of a 16-foot-high wall, dangling live wires, or a water pit. A veteran participant of 10 Tough Mudders, the 55-year-old Freehold resident demonstrates that his multiple sclerosis (MS) does not define what he can accomplish. “I do these events because I refuse…
NEUROLOGISTS AND NEUROSURGEONS
Vasko Gulevski, M.D.
Susan Lage, D.O.
Paul Kostoulakos, DO
Rajat Kumar, M.D.
Arun Nangia, M.D.
Maria Choy, M.D.
Boris Furman, D.O.
Amor Mehta, MD
Rajat Kumar, M.D.
Terence McAlarney, M.D.
MS Center, Neurology
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