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Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring Unit (IONM)

The Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring unit consists of a group of neurologists with formal training in clinical neurophysiology and IONM technologists, who work closely with other neurologists, surgeons and anesthesiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital to prevent postoperative neurologic deficit in a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Overview

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Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring Unit at Mass General Hospital

Intraoperative neurophysiology is a fast growing field in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. Through an array of electrophysiological techniques, neurophysiologists are able to identify functional neural tissue, detect impending damage, localize the level of such damage within the neuroaxis and relay this information to surgeons during a variety of procedures. Neuro-monitoring and neuro-mapping prevent post-operative neurological deficit of the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves.

Intraoperative neurophysiology has a significant positive impact for patient safety, enhances patient care, and is a great venue for neuroscience research.

About this Program

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Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring Unit at Mass General Hospital

The Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring (IONM) team at Massachusetts General Hospital is a professional team of neurologists and technologists with many years of IONM experience, who provide live functional guidance. We are present during any surgery in which there lies a high risk of neurological deficit. The IONM service is committed to improve neurological outcome after surgery.

As a whole, the team has been part of multidisciplinary care, working closely with members of the Neurology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Anesthesia Departments. Our physicians are board certified neurologists with formal training in all aspects of clinical neurophysiology (i.e. EEG, Evoked Potentials, and EMG).

The advanced technologies available at our institution enable us to continually set new standards in the field, and the IONM service conducts cutting edge research having as primary goal improvement of patient care and overall clinical outcome. We aim to better the various techniques and methods we utilize, to further protect and prevent postoperative neurologic deficit.

Resources

Our Doctors

  • Maus, Douglas, MD, PhD

    617-726-3311

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Epilepsy
    • Clinical neurophysiology
    • Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
    • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
  • See, Reiner Henson B., MD

    Clinical Interests
    • Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
    • Peripheral nerve surgery
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Cervical and lumbar disc degeneration
    • Myelopathy
    • Paralysis
    • Brachial plexus injuries
    • Nerve injuries, paralytic disorders, stroke & brain injuries
    • Spasticity Management
    • Carotid disease
    • Clinical research
    • Epilepsy surgery
    • Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • Peripheral Nerve Diseases
    • Trauma recontruction
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology & Stroke Services
  • Simon, Mirela, MD

    617-724-2655

    Not Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
    • Clinical neurophysiology
    • Epilepsy
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology & Stroke Services

Contact US

Contact Us

  • Janae Stec
    Administrative Assistant
    Intraoperative Neurophysiology Unit
    MGH Department of Neurology
    WACC 735-05
    p 617-726-2619
    f 617-726-9250
    jnstec@mgh.harvard.edu
  • Mirela V. Simon, MD
    Medical Director, Intraoperative Neurophysiology Unit
    617-724-2655
    MVSimon@Partners.org

Request for Services
(Neuromonitoring/mapping)

Page OR Neuromonitoring Beeper: #11581

We are a 24 hour on call service during the week. Please page the main pager and follow instructions. A timely response will follow.

IONM Fellowship

  • Tristram Dammin
    Medical Education Programs Coordinator
    Department of Neurology
    Massachusetts General Hosptial
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Harvard Medical School
    55 Fruit Street, Wang 721J
    Boston, MA 02114
    617-643-0737
    tdammin@partners.org

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