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Department of neurology with epilepsy unit

Prof. Dr. Antonio Russi Tintore
neurology, epileptology, neurophysiology

About the department

The department of neurology with epilepsy unit at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona specializes in diagnosing and treating complex pathologies affecting the central nervous system and spine, offering patients a fast and flexible treatment regimen. The department has the most modern methods and innovative tools and technologies. The department's mission is to provide patients with the best possible care and treatment. The medical team is committed to improving the quality of life of our patients through excellence in diagnostic and treatment strategies. The team comprises members from different healthcare areas with specific training in neurology: neurologists, neurophysiologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, nurses and support technicians. The department offers all options for the treatment of epilepsy - medical and surgical. Over the entire period of activity, neurologists have conducted more than 1,000 diagnostic studies and more than 600 operations for treating epilepsy.

The department comprises thirteen functional divisions, including units of memory, epilepsy, surgical neuromodulation, skull base surgery, Parkinson's disease and movement disorders. The department's professionals focus on a specific aspect of the pathology and the patient who suffers from it. The department also has all the necessary equipment for neuronavigation, making it possible to work in the surgical field and quickly obtain images and less radiation exposure to the patient.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Epilepsy
  • Scoliosis
  • Dementia, memory impairment
  • Parkinson's disease and movement disorders
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Diseases of the peripheral nervous system
  • Tumours of the base of the skull
  • Alzheimer's disease 
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
  • Acute spinal cord injury

Diagnostics:

  • Anamnesis
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory and biochemical analyzes
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Computed axial tomography of the brain
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain
  • Electroencephalography
  • Video electroencephalography
  • Doppler and duplex sonography 
  • Electroneuromyography

Treatment:

  • Pharmacological treatment
  • Surgical treatment
  • Hormone therapy
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Vagus nerve stimulator
  • Resective surgery
  • Disconnection surgery
  • Reoperative surgery
  • Laser ablation of the brain
  • Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Other treatment options
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1972 Medical University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 1978 Specialization in neurology and clinical neurophysiology at Hospital del Mar
  • 1985 Specialization in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 1986 Specialization in Epileptology at the Centro Antiepileptico de Barcelona

Experience

  • 1978 - 1986 Served as a Neurologist at the Anti-epileptic Center of Barcelona
  • Serving at the Hospital del Mar, Neurology Department as a Resident Doctor
  • Served as an intern Neurologist at a Local Institute in Barcelona
  • Neurology Services assistant at the Sagrado Corazón Hospital, Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza Hospital
  • Since 1987, he works in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy difficult patients at any age, including surgical program
  • Director of Epilepsy Unit, and Electroencephalography Service at the Quirón Teknon Hospital, , Barcelona
  • Director of Epilepsy Russi Institut.
  • Director of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Institute of Barcelona

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Spanish and Catalan Community against Epilepsy
  • President of the Spanish Bureau Against Epilepsy
  • Member of the Catalan Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Member of the Catalan Society of Neurology
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Electroencephalography and clinic Neurophysiology
  • American Epilepsy Community
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Neurology
  • Co-organizer of the 5th and 6th European Congress of Epilepsy 
  • Co-chairman of the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress in Spain
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