At Marcus Neuroscience Institute, we focus on comprehensive treatment of
multiple sclerosis and related autoimmune diseases. That means addressing
every physical, emotional and psychological aspect of the condition to
make sure you can live a full and healthy life.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the central nervous
system. It interrupts signals the brain sends to the body, which can affect
a person’s movements, coordination and eyesight.
We approach every patient as a team, which includes care from neurologists
who are specially trained in MS and autoimmune disorders. Whether you
need medical treatment, infusions or physical therapy, Marcus Neuroscience
Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital can provide complete care under one roof.
To schedule a consultation, please call
Which types of multiple sclerosis do you treat at Marcus Neuroscience Institute?
We treat all types of MS, including:
- Primary-progressive MS
- Relapsing-remitting MS
- Secondary-progressive MS
- Progressive-relapsing MS
Our team also treats related autoimmune disorders, such as:
- Autoimmune encephalitis
- Autoimmune epilepsy
- Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
- Optic neuritis
How do Marcus Neuroscience Institute experts diagnose multiple sclerosis?
Every diagnosis starts with a thorough consultation and exam. During the
consultation, our neurology specialists will talk through your health
history and symptoms, as well as your family’s health history. We’ll
also conduct neurological tests for MS.
We may also use diagnostic tests to rule out any other conditions that
could be causing your symptoms. These tests can include:
- Blood work
- Examining fluid from the spine (lumbar puncture)
- Imaging tests, including 3T MRIs
How is multiple sclerosis treated at Marcus Neuroscience Institute?
We tailor every treatment plan to the individual patient, which means finding
a therapy that fits your type of MS, symptoms and treatment preferences.
Some treatments for MS focus on slowing down the progression of the disease,
while others help reduce symptoms and side effects. Treatments may include:
- Oral medications, including interferons, immunomodulators and immunosuppressants
- Infusion therapy, which may be given monthly, yearly or every one to two months
- Physical therapy and neurorehabilitation
In some cases, we may use a combination of these treatments.
At Marcus Neuroscience Institute, we also have access to several clinical
trials for MS, which provide groundbreaking treatment options that may
not be widely available.
When you come to Marcus Neuroscience Institute for multiple sclerosis treatment,
you can expect:
- A patient-centric treatment approach that focuses on reducing relapses
and minimizing side effects of MS.
- A team of experts who are specially trained in MS and autoimmune disorders.
- The latest treatment options and diagnostic technology all available under one roof.
Where do I undergo infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy is available at our outpatient infusion center on the
Boca Raton Regional Hospital campus. The infusion therapy center is located
on the west side of the hospital off Meadows Road. This state-of-the-art
center features a comfortable and friendly environment with nurses who
are specially trained in giving infusion treatments.
What is a 3T MRI?
A 3T MRI, also called a 3 Tesla MRI, is a test that uses radio waves and
magnets to create images of the brain and spine. 3T MRIs have stronger
magnets than standard MRIs, which means they can provide more detailed
pictures of the tissue around the brain and spine. This technology helps
our team accurately diagnose MS and other neurological conditions.
Meet the team
Our team includes expert neurologists, nurses, medical assistants and physical
therapists who are all specially trained in MS.
Patricio Sebastian Espinosa MD, MPH, FAAN
Marcus Neuroscience Institute has access to many clinical trials that are
looking at new treatment options for MS. We are also excited to launch
future trials that will study possible stem cell therapies for MS.
Visit our Research and Clinical Trials page for more information.