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Neurophysiology
Electrical Studies of the Brain, Nerves and Muscles
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Services Provided
West Surrey Clinical Neurophysiology is a joint department of two trusts, Ashford & St Peter’s and Frimley Park. It serves all three hospitals and some patients of other trusts nearby. Nearly all the tests are done at St Peter’s. The department is tucked away in a nice, quiet corner so that tests can be carried out in peace. It is in one of the old wooden huts at the top of “The Ramp”, which leads down from the Duchess of Kent wing - or opposite the Rowley Bristow and A&E departments if you know those.

Clinical Neurophysiology is a diagnostic specialty, that is we do tests that help other doctors to work out what is wrong with a patient. We perform studies of the electrical activity of the brain, nerves and muscles. We have a few other, more specialised tests. The main categories of test are:
  • EEG – electroencephalography. Study of the electrical activity of the brain. 
     
  • EMG – electromyography. Study of the electrical activity of muscle. It includes nerve conduction studies (NCS). 
     
  • EP – evoked potentials. Studies of the brain’s response to stimulation such as patterns of light.
In this department we pride ourselves on looking after our patients – we explain the test before we do it and keep people as comfortable as possible during the test. For some of the simpler tests we are able to give the results straight away, although this is not always the case.

Consultant Speciality / Specialist Interest Clinic location / frequency
Dr Adrian J FOWLE
GMC: 3007945
Diagnostic facilities include:
  • EEG, Sleep EEG, Ambulatory EEG
  • EMG and nerve conduction studies, Single fibre EMG
  • Evoked Potentials (visual, auditory somatosensory)
  • Pelvic floor neurophysiology
We offer limited direct access to GPs for carpal tunnel studies. Please contact us for details.
SPH:
EEG (daily)
EMG - Mon to Thurs

Contact Details For enquiries please contact:

West Surrey Clinical Neurophysiology
St Peter’s Hospital
Guildford Road
Chertsey.

KT16 OPZ

Tel: (01932) 722543
Fax: (01932) 723377 
Location The Clinical Neurophysiology department is located at the top of the “ramp” corridor leading from the RadioWey building to the main hospital site. There is a side entrance to the corridor opposite the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit. Look out for the signs for EMG / EEG.
Patient Leaflets See the documents attached below.
Weblinks The following websites related to this specialty may be helpful:



Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:06