Dr. Gerald Silverboard is an experienced neurologist who has special interest in treating every disease from stroke in infants and elderly, as well as adults and adolescents with epilepsy. He has seen the value and witnessed the experience of treating neurological disorders throughout the spectrum of life. This understanding aides in providing you with truly complex and tailored care. At a time when medicine seems to be more institutionalized, here at Atlanta Family Neurology, we are striving to serve our patients on a more personal basis.
• Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Loss
• Adult Headache and Migraine
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Geriatric Neurology
• Neurological Complications of Pregnancy, Including Headache
• Fainting Spells / Syncope
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Movement Disorders and Tremor
• Brain Tumor
• Gait Disorders and Recurrent Falling in the Elderly
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Neurological Complications of Diabetes, Cancer and Other Medical Disorders
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Sport Related Concussion
Please note we do not treat motor vehicular accident trauma issues.
VEEG monitoring – a diagnostic technique used in certain patients for a period of time during which they are continuously monitored and recorded with a video camera and an electroencephalograph. It is used for discovering where in the brain a person’s seizures begin, distinguishing epileptic seizures from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and evaluating a person who is a candidate for surgery to treat epilepsy.
Vagus nerve stimulator device interrogation and adjustment for patients with epilepsy – VNS is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device similar to a pacemaker.
Electromyography (EMG) – a technique for evaluating and recording physiologic properties of muscles at rest and while contracting. EMG is performed using an instrument called an electromyograph, to produce a record called an electromyogram.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) – renders a sophisticated image of the brain and the arteries of the brain for diagnosis of neurological disorders.
Computed tomography (CT) – rapid computerized medical imaging of the brain using x-rays.
Computed tomography angiography (CTA) – uses x-rays and a radioactive dye in order to investigate causes of stroke such as carotid stenosis, arteriovenous malformations and aneurysms.
Neuropsychological Testing – extensive, in-depth testing of intellectual functions performed by a clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist to evaluate disorder such as Alzheimer’s Disease or stroke related dementia.