Neurology is an independent, specialized medical area that diagnoses and treats all diseases arising from the central nerve system and peripheral nerve system, which includes cranial nerves, peripheral nerves and muscles.
Since it deals with functional disorders in the nerve system, neurology differs from psychiatry, which deals with mental diseases.
Severance Hospital’s Neurology Department domestically introduced various clinical treatment technologies for the first time in the country.
We pioneered the field of epilepsy surgery by introducing the country’s first intractable epilepsy surgery program and played a major role in the introduction and establishment of electromyography and neuropathology tests required for diagnosing neuropathy and myopathy.
We have already started endovascular thrombolysis, which is the key treatment for acute stroke, in the 1980s and are now providing systematic treatment by running a dedicated stroke team.