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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGY

The Department of Electro-Physiology consists of two core divisions and each division is headed by a consultant in that specialty with a team of medical and paramedical staff. Our team is committed to excellence in the field of medical laboratory services and strives to provide a highest quality comprehensive diagnostic laboratory facilities to patients and clinicians. The laboratory provides service 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the clinical needs of our inpatients and outpatients.

Core Divisions

  1. Neuro-electro physiology
  2. Cardio-electro physiology

 


Neuro-electro physiology

neuro electro physiology

Overview

The department provides neuro-diagnostic investigations for patients of all ages from a number of satellite hospitals and other government health services in seven provinces out of nine provinces in the island.

Services include diagnosis of:

  • Epilepsy (adult and paediatric)
  • Peripheral nervous system disorders (polyneuropathies, myopathies, myasthenia, radiculopathies, plexopathies)
  • Multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory disease of central nervous system (evoked potentials)
  • EEG (awake and asleep) and further video EEG – video EEG monitoring is performing.
  • EMG and nerve conduction studies.
  • EEG
  • Evoked potentials
  • EMG (electromyography) and NCS (nerve conduction studies) – these valuate function and assets of the nerves and muscles within the body.
    Splinter EMG.
  • As Therapeutic procedure Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections for patients with temporarily paralyse muscle activity.


Investigations are carried out in neurology, paediatric, medical, psychiatric and other wards, intensive care and peripheral hospitals in Kandy , Matale , Kegalle , Badulla , Nuwara Eliya , Anuradhapura, Vauniya, Trincomale , Batticaloa , Ampara  districts. Neurophysiology studies can make significant differences to patients by helping to make the correct diagnosis and guiding timely treatment.

 

Performance

 

Staff

Neuro-electro Physiology

Test\Year 2018 2017
EEG   2870
EMG/NCS   4200
VEP   328
BOTOX   1680
Total   9078

 

 

Extension:

   -

 Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist
 Dr. D. M. W. Dharmakeerthi (MBBS, MD)

 

Chief EEG Technician Mr. A.J.P.T.R. Krisantha
Diploma in EEG Technology (Class II)
EEG Technicians Mrs. R.S. Meerigama
Diploma in EEG Technology (Class II)

Miss. S.G. Hemachandra
Diploma in EEG Technology (Class II)

Mr. W.M.S.K. Wickramasinghe
Diploma in EEG Technology (Class II)

Mr. W.W.P.W.M.R.R. Bandara
Diploma in EEG Technology (Class II)

Mrs. M.J.F Nihara
Diploma in EEG Technology (Class III)

Mrs. B.A.S.T. Bogamu
Diploma in EEG Technology (Class III)


Milestones / Special Events

   

We have been using paper-fed EEG machines in the past, but recently switched to using three latest Digital EEG machines that support Video EEG telemetrics.

Furthermore, we had only a single EMG/NCS machine for several years, but now the unit is equipped with 2 latest Digital EMG machines allowing us to conduct tests with high technical accuracy.

Future Goals

   
  • Autonomic nerve system studies.
  • Central nerve system studies. (Magnetic Cortical stimulation)
  • DBS and Sacral nerve stimulations
  • SNS
  • IOM
   

 


Cardio-electro Physiology

cardio electro physiology

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Performance

 

Staff

Cardio-electro Physiology

  OPD WARD
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Extension:

 
   

Consultant Physiologist
Dr.

Physiotherapists  -
Health Assistants  -


Milestones / Special Events

   
  

Future Goals

   

 

  • Capacity building of staff
  • Outreach services
   

 

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