Services Offered

As a consulting practice, we provide neurological services at the request of health care providers

We are conveniently located near Waterbury Hospital, in Waterbury, CT and near UCONN Health Center in Farmington, CT. We provide neurological care for children, adolescents and young adults.

What to expect at your first visit

During a neurological consultation, our providers work to evaluate a diagnosis. This process includes taking a medical history, including: medication, surgeries, hospitalization, family history and allergic reactions.

After taking the history and doing the appropriate examinations, our providers usually understand the problems and know which test to order. Comprehensive evaluation and testing often help them to confirm diagnosis and may lead to a specific treatment planning.

Tests Offered

Routine EEG (Electroencephalogram) What to expect?

Ambulatory Video EEG Monitoring What to expect?

ADHD Tests

Routine EEG (Electroencephalogram)

EEG is a painless test which measures the electrical activity given off by your brain. The test involves pasting electrodes in various locations on your scalp. The test takes about an hour and you may need to shampoo your hair after the test.

To prepare for a Routine EEG, please do the following:

  • Eat within 4 hours prior to the test
  • Continue taking any medications prescribed by your doctor or other health care provider (We will ask you for a list of medications prior to your EEG)
  • Do not use any hair spray or styling gel/mousse prior to the test
  • Preferably shampoo your hair before the test
  • (Routine EEGs are generally interpreted within 5 business days)

    Ambulatory Video EEG Monitoring

    Ambulatory Video EEG Monitoring refers to continuous EEG recording for a more or less prolonged period with simultaneous video recording of the clinical manifestations. Having a correlation of the recorded behavior (video) and the EEG activity, the diagnosis of seizures or non-epileptic attacks can be made in most of the cases. Ambulatory Video EEG is similar to a Routine EEG, as described above, except that you will complete the testing over an extended period of time at home and upon returning the equipment, the test is interpreted by Dr. Bhargava.

    The setup usually takes approximately an hour and requires a technician placing small electrodes onto the surface of the scalp using sticky, water-soluble paste. The wires are covered with netting and a bandana. The electrodes plug into a small recording unit called a head box that is worn in a small backpack, also a video camera which will have to be placed in a clear view of the patient at all times. You will be given a diary at your appointment to help record descriptions of events at the times of any occurring spells. If you feel a symptom of an event, such as dizziness, light headedness, faintness, seizure or shaking, you will be instructed to push an event marker and give a detailed description of the events. Diary entries should be made every hour indicating activities, such as eating, medication, sleeping or watching TV

    During this period you may do many quiet activities, such as playing games, cards, crafts, do homework, paperwork, read, write, watch TV or listen to music. Please take all medications as instructed by your physician.

    Please do not take a bath or a shower to get the wires or equipment wet as water will damage the equipment. Please do not chew gum or chew crunchy foods aside from during meal times.

    To prepare for the Ambulatory Video EEG, please do the following:

    Wear clothing that buttons or zips down the front. Please do not wear clothes that need to be pulled over your head. This is to prevent the EEG electrodes from being pulled off. Please take a shower and wash your hair with only shampoo (avoid creams and styling products) prior to your ambulatory video EEG monitoring as you will not be able to take a shower until the recording is done.

    All equipment, including wires, EEG head box, video camera, event markers, carrying case and completed diaries must be returned to our office. (Video EEG reports are provided/discussed with patients in 2 weeks)

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