Pediatric Neurology Specialist

NY Neurology Associates -  - Neurologist

NY Neurology Associates

Neurologists & Pain Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Upper West Side, New York, NY

When you have concerns about epilepsy, autism, ADHD, migraines, or other neurological issues affecting your child, a pediatric neurologist can help. Pascal Saremsky, MD, is a board-certified pediatric neurologist who is part of the dynamic and highly-skilled team of healthcare professionals at NY Neurology Associates in New York City and Long Island. He welcomes newborns, children, teens, and young adults to his practice. Dr. Saremsky is well-known and greatly respected for his skill as a pediatric neurologist as well as his friendly personality that helps take the “scary” out of a doctor visit. If you’re in Long Island, or the Downtown, Upper East Side, or Upper West Side neighborhoods, call today for an appointment or book your visit online.

Pediatric Neurology Q & A

What is pediatric neurology?

Pediatric neurology is the branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosing and treating childhood neurological disorders. To become a pediatric neurologist, physicians receive exhaustive education and specialized training that focuses on a wide variety of neurological diseases and disorders that may affect your child, including:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism and other developmental disabilities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Congenital malformations
  • Craniofacial abnormalities
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental retardation
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuro-genetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Strokes
  • Tics and Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tumors of the brain and spine

What are some of the conditions a pediatric neurologist treats?

The list of neurological conditions that can affect children may seem surprisingly long. Your child’s primary care physician may recommend a visit with Dr. Saremsky for evaluation and treatment regarding:

  • Genetic and metabolic diseases of the nervous system that can compromise brain development
  • Birth defects affecting the brain and spinal cord, such as spina bifida
  • Neurological developmental problems during childhood which may affect your child’s physical or cognitive abilities
  • Neuromuscular conditions, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral palsy and other movement disorders
  • Brain injuries and brain tumors

Other conditions that fall under Dr. Saremsky’s expertise as a pediatric neurologist include:

  • Febrile seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Learning and speech disabilities
  • Sleep disorders

What can I expect at an initial visit?

Dr. Saremsky first conducts a thorough evaluation that includes a careful review of your child’s symptoms and medical history. He also performs an extensive physical exam and may recommend diagnostic studies to help further define your child’s disorder.

If he determines your child would benefit from further neurological care and follow-up, he designs a personalized plan that focuses on conservative treatment for your child, whenever possible. Dr. Saremsky understands that every child is unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely the most effective strategy for managing pediatric neurological disorders.

He takes the time to carefully discuss the diagnosis and care plan with parents and offers detailed reports for your child’s primary care physician. He’s available as a consultant to provide recommendations for future management of your child’s condition. He can also see your child regularly to provide ongoing support and medical care.

This is all accomplished in a welcoming, child-friendly environment that includes parents as partners in their child’s health.

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