Neurology

The days of needing an invasive craniotomy to identify the origin of epileptic activity in the brain are a thing of the past. Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to perform robotic-assisted stereo-electroencephalography using the ROSA® Brain Robot. This minimally invasive technology allows our neurosurgeons to implant electrodes deep within the brain to monitor seizures and precisely pinpoint their location. Watch an animated video to learn more about how the ROSA Brain works.




Neurology Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Stroke Health Awareness
Evaluate your risk for stroke through cholesterol and glucose testing, blood pressure and pulse check, and weight and body mass index measurements. Stroke-related counseling by health care professionals is included.
 
  • Thursday, May 2; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, May 7; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, May 8; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vita Gallo, 12 Chestnut Avenue, Summit, NJ

     
  • Thursday, May 9; 10:00am to Noon
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, May 14; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood Library, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, May 15; 8:00am to 11:00am
    DeCorso Community Center, 15 E 4th Street, New Providence, NJ

     
  • Thursday, May 16; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, May 21; Noon to 2:00pm
    Shoprite of Union, 2401D US 22, Union, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, May 28; 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.
 
Stroke 101/Healthy Heart        
Learn what happens within the body when a heart attack or stroke occurs. This presentation covers the symptoms of both conditions and appropriate response measures.
Friday, May 10; 11:30am to 12:30pm
Bauer Community Health, 100 Main Street, Millburn, New Jersey
For more information, or to register, please call 908-522-2842.
 
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, multiple sclerosis patients will learn more about their condition and find emotional support. Registration is requested.
Fourth Monday of every month; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 1
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2829.
 
Living Well with Primary Progressive Aphasia
Adults with this condition can meet for conversation and support. Spouses are welcome, but will meet in a separate group.
First Thursday of every month; 11:30am to 12:30pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2885.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Alzheimer’s Disease
This program offers Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, healing arts programs, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Parkinson’s Disease
This program offers Parkinson’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, exercise and integrative medicine classes, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
Brain Injury Support Group
Adults with brain injuries can meet for conversation and support.
Fourth Wednesday of every month; 11:30am to 12:30pm        
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2885.
 
Stroke Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, stroke survivors and caregivers can receive emotional and educational support. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Second Thursday of every month; Noon to 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 4
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being.
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