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.
Contact us with the number below.561-955-4600
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.
Fawad Yousuf, M.D., Neurologist
Marcus Neuroscience Institute has access to many clinical trials that are looking at new treatment options for MS.
What is multiple sclerosis?
Who gets multiple sclerosis?
Types of Multiple Sclerosis
- Primary progressing: gradual onset of disability that does not recover or reverse
- Relapsing/remitting: Most common symptoms develop suddenly and eases off over days, weeks or months or resolves completely. Other attacks may leave persisting problems.
- Secondary Progressive: The relapsing/remitting form of MS develops into secondary progressive MS for many people. The attacks become fewer but the person’s disabilities gradually become more pronounced with no recovery.
- Progressive/relapsing: A rare form of MS that involves the progressive of disability together with relapses from the onset.
Symptoms may affect three main categories of function:
- Motor Function: disturbance in movement and coordination.
- Sensory Function: Skin sensations of touch, pain and temperature, double vision, focusing or coping with harsh light at night.
- Cognitive (thinking and behavior). Difficulty concentrating for prolonged periods, poor memory, varying moods or behavior.
treatments can also help shorten the course of symptoms during an attack.
Our team will talk with you after the testing and determine the appropriate steps to take in managing your MS once a diagnosis is obtained.