Paediatric Neurologists in London
What is a Paediatric Neurologist?
At Dementech Neurosciences, we understand the significance of paediatric neurology in diagnosing and treating children and young people with neurological disorders that impact their nervous systems.
Our team of highly experienced private paediatric neurologists in London, consisting of dedicated consultants with extensive expertise in the field, is here to provide exceptional care.
With decades of experience, our paediatric neurologists offer comprehensive consultation and diagnostic pathways tailored specifically for children. This includes:
- Expert evaluation of symptoms
- Conducting vital tests, such as MRI scans and blood tests
- Identifying conditions to reach diagnosis
- Formulating effective treatment plans
Our experts are committed to ensuring the utmost safety and care for each and every child.
Whether it's addressing epilepsy, movement disorders, cerebral hypoxia, neurogenetic conditions, or acquired brain injuries, our paediatric neurologists possess the knowledge and experience to deliver cutting-edge care.
Our Pathway to Diagnosis
At Dementech, our dedicated team of paediatric neurologists in London adheres to the rigorous diagnostic standards set by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We specialise in the assessment and diagnosis of various neurodiverse conditions, such as paediatric autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and developmental coordination disorder. Our diagnostic pathway involves thorough evaluations and the expertise of our specialists: discover more below.
In a session of 60-120 minutes, our clinicians create a supportive and nurturing environment where they observe and interact with your child. This involves a thorough evaluation of their communication skills, sensory processing, and social interactions.
We collaborate closely with schools to gather valuable insights about your child’s educational journey. Our team reviews school reports, engages with teachers, and analyses assessments to understand your child’s academic strengths and challenges.
To obtain a more holistic and comprehensive diagnosis, we delve further into your child’s cognitive abilities, emotional wellbeing, and behavioural patterns through a psychological assessment. This enables us to understand your child’s psychological profile, ultimately guiding us in providing the most effective and personalised care.
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
Support & Intervention Sessions
Once a diagnosis has been determined through the aforementioned three steps, you will have the opportunity to meet with a Dementech psychologist for regular sessions, approximately every 2 months, lasting approximately 30 minutes each.
We understand the importance of ongoing support and guidance throughout your journey, and our dedicated psychologist is here to provide valuable insights, address any concerns, and assist you in navigating the path ahead. We will:
- Provide a check-in on your child’s progress
- Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment
- Give you the opportunity to ask any questions
- Offer support in managing your child’s condition
- Establish next steps and ongoing treatment
Why Choose Dementech for Paediatric Neurology
When it comes to your child's neurological wellbeing, Dementech Neurosciences stands out as the premier choice for private paediatric neurology services in London. Here's why:
- Leading Specialists: Our team comprises the UK’s foremost child neurologists, neurosurgeons, and paediatric neuroradiologists, ensuring your child receives care from true experts in the field.
- State-of-the-Art Technology: Equipped with the latest advancements in medical technology, including advanced MRI scans, we offer comprehensive diagnostic capabilities for accurate evaluations of various neurological disorders.
- Prompt Service: We understand the importance of timely care. With same-week tests, scans, and consultations available for children of all ages, we prioritise efficiency without compromising quality.
- Flexible Consultation Options: We offer both in-person consultations and convenient video consultations, allowing you to choose the mode that suits your preferences and circumstances.
- Affordable Pricing: Our services are accessible, with prices starting at £485, making exceptional private paediatric neurology care within reach.
Choose Dementech Neurosciences for your child's neurological needs, where we combine expertise, technology, and a commitment to unmatched quality of care.
MEET OUR DOCTORS:
Dr. Rahul Bharat
Paediatric Neurologist. Consultant Paediatrician Lead & Paediatric Autism Specialist
Dr. Bharat, a highly skilled consultant paediatrician neurologist, offers specialised care in the field of neurodisabilities. His practice is rooted in a profound understanding of foundational paediatric neurodevelopment, enabling him to provide comprehensive assessments and interventions.
With a patient-centric approach, Dr. Bharat engages in personalised interactions with both families and children, aiming to gain valuable insights into each individual child’s difficulties, strengths, and needs. This holistic approach to diagnosis and intervention empowers children to reach their full potential.
Following the guidelines set by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Dr. Bharat conducts the following assessments before arriving at a diagnosis:
Following diagnosis, Dr. Bharat continues to support you and your child through Consultative Support & Intervention Sessions. These sessions serve to assess the effectiveness of your child’s treatment and provide guidance for the next steps in their care journey.
“Effective treatment requires us to understand a child’s unique situation. ‘Universal’ methods aren’t effective: rather, we provide individualised treatments to help each and every child reach their full potential”
With an academic background spanning institutions in Calcutta, Kent, Yorkshire, London, and Cambridge, Dr. Bharat is the founder of Geniuslane, an organisation at the forefront of early intervention for neurodevelopmental conditions. His team has created a unique algorithm to create personalised treatment programs for children with conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and dyslexia.
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Bespoke Care Pathways For Children
Our highly skilled and experienced children's neurologists possess extensive expertise and are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to effectively treat a wide range of neurological conditions.
If you have concerns about your child’s wellbeing, don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated specialists today.
Our team of renowned paediatric neurologists is at the forefront of providing exceptional insight and guidance for the following conditions, ensuring that your child receives the best possible care and support. With our comprehensive knowledge and commitment to excellence, we are here to offer the expertise you need to address your child's neurological concerns.
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Book your appointment today and entrust your child's neurological wellbeing to our esteemed team of paediatric neurologists at Dementech Neurosciences.
Diagnostic Techniques in Paediatric Neurology
At Dementech Neurosciences, our private paediatric neurologists employ a range of advanced diagnostic techniques to accurately assess and diagnose neurological conditions in children.
We utilise clinical evaluations and state-of-the-art technology in order to reach the most comprehensive and precise evaluations possible. This includes:
- MRI scans to visualise the brain and detect any structural abnormalities or lesions
- Electroencephalography (EEG) to assess brain activity and identify potential epileptic or seizure-related abnormalities
- Neurophysiological tests to evaluate nerve function
- Genetic testing to determine the presence of any neurogenetic disorders
- Neuropsychological assessments to evaluate cognitive and behavioural aspects
Treatment Approaches in Paediatric Neurology
Our dedicated paediatric neurologists employ a range of effective treatment approaches to address various neurological conditions in children, including:
- Medication management: Tailored medication plans to control symptoms and improve quality of life.
- Behavioural therapy: Specialised interventions to address behavioural and developmental challenges.
- Neurorehabilitation: Customised programmes to optimise motor skills and functional abilities.
- Dietary interventions: Expert guidance on nutrition and specific diets for conditions like epilepsy.
- Surgical interventions: When necessary, our experienced team offers surgical options for conditions such as tumours or epilepsy.
With our multidisciplinary approach and commitment to individualised care, we ensure the best possible outcomes for children with neurological conditions.
Multidisciplinary Care for Paediatric Neurological Disorders
At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer comprehensive and collaborative care for children with neurological disorders.
Our team of experts includes:
- Paediatric neurologists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language therapists
With our integrated approach, we provide personalised care to improve your child's neurological health and overall wellbeing.
From diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, trust our experienced team to provide the highest quality of multidisciplinary care for your child's neurological needs.
The Benefits of Seeing a Private Paediatric Neurologist
When it comes to your child's neurological health, seeking care from a private paediatric neurologist offers several advantages. Let's explore the benefits:
Private paediatric neurologists prioritise shorter waiting times, ensuring timely and convenient access to specialised care for your child's neurological condition.
With fewer patients, private practitioners can dedicate more time and attention to each child, providing personalised care tailored to their specific needs.
Continuity of Care
Private practitioners offer ongoing care and follow-up, ensuring a consistent and coordinated approach to managing chronic or complex neurological cases.
Enhanced Diagnostic Services
With access to advanced diagnostic technologies and equipment, we enable accurate and detailed assessments for precise diagnoses and treatment plans.
Our specialists collaborate with geneticists and occupational therapists, among others. This interdisciplinary approach facilitates a more holistic management of neurological conditions.
Flexibility & Convenience
Private practitioners offer flexible appointment scheduling, accessible locations, and telemedicine consultations, making it more convenient for families to seek care.
Expert Paediatric Neurologists: Leading Care & Guidance
Dementech Neurosciences is home to a team of expert paediatric neurologists who specialise in providing top-quality care for children with a wide range of neurological conditions. With years of experience, our neurology experts are renowned clinicians in their respective fields, working closely with NHS Foundation Trusts.
We offer unique advantages and, whether in-person or through secure web-based technologies, we ensure comprehensive evaluations.
Our streamlined private healthcare model bypasses traditional hospital booking processes, delivering dedicated and professional services to children.
With access to cutting-edge MRI/CT scanners and world-class laboratories, we deliver the highest standard of diagnosis and treatment for children with neurological conditions.
Specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorder – Signs & Treatment
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder impacting communication and social interactions. It encompasses classic autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), and Asperger's Syndrome, forming a diverse spectrum.
ASD can range in severity, though typical symptoms may include:
- Communication challenges, such as avoiding or not maintaining eye contact
- Using few or no gestures (eg., waving hello) after 12 months
- Not noticing others are sad or hurt by 24 months
- Doesn’t engage in ‘play-acting’, or pretending to be something else (like a chef, a firefighter or a character) after 48 months
- Repetitive behaviours (such as repeating words over and over or arranging toys in a specific order)
- Becoming extremely focused on one aspect of something (eg., the wheels of a toy car)
- Becoming upset by small changes, or insisting a set routine
Symptoms will of course vary depending on the individual condition. With that said, early diagnosis and therapeutic interventions can help children with ASD reach their potential.
What Are Paediatric MRI Scans?
At Dementech, we offer the power of paediatric MRI scans, a state-of-the-art diagnostic tool that utilises magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. These scans provide detailed images of the brain and body, helping in the diagnosis of various neurological conditions in children.
Key Features of Paediatric MRI Scans:
- Advanced Technology: Paediatric MRI scans utilise cutting-edge technology to capture high-resolution images of the brain and body. This advanced imaging technique allows for precise visualisation of structures and abnormalities.
- Detailed Imaging: Paediatric MRI scans generate detailed images that enable neurologists to assess the brain’s anatomy, identify any abnormalities, and make accurate diagnoses. These scans can detect conditions such as epilepsy, brain tumours, developmental disorders, and other neurological conditions.
- Safe and Non-Invasive: Paediatric MRI scans are a safe and non-invasive procedure, eliminating the need for surgical interventions. They do not involve exposure to ionising radiation, making them a preferred choice for diagnosing children.
- Painless Procedure: MRI scans are painless and well-tolerated by children. Our compassionate team ensures a comfortable experience for young patients throughout the scanning process.
- Precise Diagnosis: By providing detailed images of the brain and body, paediatric MRI scans enable neurologists to make accurate diagnoses, leading to appropriate treatment plans and interventions for children with neurological conditions.
With the power of paediatric MRI scans, we can enhance our understanding of your child's neurological health, supporting targeted treatments and improved outcomes.
Why Seek Neurological Assessments and Evaluations for Children?
Neurological assessments and evaluations play a vital role in safeguarding the optimal neurological health of children. Early detection of potential neurological issues is crucial as it allows for timely interventions and support, significantly impacting their overall development and wellbeing.
Key Reasons to Seek Neurological Assessments and Evaluations:
- Early Identification: Neurological assessments and evaluations can detect early signs of neurological disorders, developmental delays, and other related conditions. Identifying these issues at an early stage enables healthcare professionals to initiate appropriate interventions promptly.
- Tailored Treatment Plans: Through comprehensive assessments, neurologists can gather valuable information about a child’s neurological health. This information guides the development of personalised treatment plans, including therapies, medications, and interventions, specific to the child’s needs.
- Monitoring Progress: Neurological assessments and evaluations provide a baseline for monitoring a child’s progress over time. Regular follow-up assessments enable healthcare professionals to track improvements, adjust treatment strategies if necessary, and ensure the child’s ongoing neurological wellbeing.
- Parental Guidance and Support: Neurological assessments and evaluations involve discussions with parents or caregivers to gather insights into a child’s development, behaviour, and concerns. This process provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance, support, and education on managing their child’s neurological condition and promoting their overall wellbeing.
- Holistic Approach: Neurological assessments and evaluations take a comprehensive approach to assess various aspects of a child’s neurological health, including cognitive function, motor skills, speech and language development, behaviour, and social interactions. This holistic evaluation ensures a thorough understanding of the child’s overall neurological functioning.
By seeking neurological assessments and evaluations for children, you are taking proactive steps towards optimising their neurological health and giving them the best opportunities for a bright future.
Paediatric Neurologist: FAQs
Have a question? Seeking further information? Explore our frequently asked questions below, or contact our team today.
Paediatric neurologists treat a wide range of neurological disorders, including seizures, headaches, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, autism, and genetic disorders.
A paediatric neurologist is a medical doctor specialising in diagnosing and treating neurological conditions in children. They diagnose conditions, create treatment plans, and educate parents and caregivers.
Paediatric neurologists address various neurological conditions, such as seizures, headaches, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, autism, and genetic disorders.
Children should consult a paediatric neurologist if they experience symptoms like frequent headaches, seizures, difficulty speaking, muscle weakness, or developmental delays. Referral from a paediatrician is recommended for family history of neurological conditions.
Diagnosis involves a comprehensive medical history, physical and neurological examination, imaging studies (MRI, CT scans), and diagnostic tests (EEG, lumbar puncture).
At Dementech, we aim to conduct tests within two days of request and provide results within 48 hours.
The consultation includes an assessment, review of medical history, diagnosis, treatment plan, and a comprehensive consultation report for paediatric neurology.
We strive to see patients the same day and respond to requests within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends).
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Contact us today to schedule your paediatric neurologist appointment and take the first step towards comprehensive care and expert guidance for your child's neurological health.
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