Dr. Arvin Rodrigues
I have been a Consultant Neurophysiologist for over 10 years. I completed my specialist training at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm and did a Master’s in epilepsy at Kings College Hospital in London. I am a member of the Royal College of Physicians, British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and International League Against Epilepsy. I am an OSCE examiner for Liverpool University School of Medicine and ex Senior Lecturer for Edge Hill University. I held a substantive Consultant post at the Walton Centre Foundation Trust but am now in full time private practice.
Clinical Neurophysiology is a clinical diagnostic specialty. At a consultation with me, following a clinical examination, I will perform nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) tests on the affected limb(s). Common indications for these tests include Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and radiculopathies.
I also undertake Botox therapy for dystonia (stiffness) and have highly qualified staff that can record brain activity (EEG) which I then analyse and interpret. The EEG is useful in confirming or excluding a diagnosis of epilepsy.
Nerve conduction studies involve electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves and an analysis of the recorded responses. Many patients describe the sensation of NCS to be like that of using a TENS machine. EMG involves an analysis of muscle activity with a needle inserted into it. Both these procedures are safe and with no lasting adverse effects.
Consultations with me are unrushed and I ensure that when possible I explain things in easy-to-understand non-medical jargon. I ensure that my reports are made available to referring colleagues within a few days so you can have your follow up appointment in a timely manner.