Positive patient outcomes reduce medical costs secondary to extended hospital stays and rehabilitation. Even a 1% incidence of iatrogenic injury could result in a much greater costs to the healthcare system than monitoring 100 patients. Having a specially trained member of our team to acquire and provide immediate feedback to the surgeon of electro physiologic signals from the patient can improved patient outcome and recovery.
What is Neuromonitoring?
The scientific practice of Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring aims to reduce the risk to patients of iatrogenic damage to the nervous system and/or provide functional guide to the surgeon. To accomplish this, a specially trained member of our team acquires data and provides immediate feedback to the surgeon regarding electro physiologic signals from the patient as their surgery proceeds. Patients who benefit from neuromonitoring are those undergoing surgeries that involve the brain, spinal cord or nerves that may be at risk. Neuromonitoring is also known as surgical neurophysiology, intraoperative neurologic monitoring, or simply intraoperative monitoring. Acronyms include IOM, IONM and NIOM.