Located in Broward County, Florida, Dr. Hildegarde Geisse is a Fellowship trained Neurologist who specializes in neurophysiology and neuromuscular disorders.
She treats conditions that affect the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, muscle and nerves dealing with a broad range of neurological disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, sciaticas, pinch nerves, nerve pain and many others.
As a neurophysiologist and neuromuscular specialist she has added training in electrical activity of muscles, nerves, and the brain to make a diagnosis of neurological disorders and plan appropriate treatments which in most cases she is able to treat the patient without surgery or invasive procedures. Dr. Geisse has several publications and multiple presentations in neurology in the U.S. , Canada and Europe.
Dr. Geisse values and emphasizes patient education, as it can empower patients to take an active role in their own treatment and make informed decisions about their health.
Dr. Geisse was born in Colombia of German and Spanish ancestry, lived in several countries and in different U.S. States. This diverse ancestry, diverse perspectives and this rich blend of different influences has provided her with unique insights that helps her provide a more culturally competent care.
Her incredible journey, dedication, inspired for the love of her medical profession and deep commitment to her patients, led her to an appointment as Chief Medical Resident, followed by a Fellowship Training position in Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders at Mount Sinai Hospital, a world-class medical institution.
Bachelor of Science, University of California Los Angeles, 1978-1983
Center for Uniersity Studies Xochicalco, Mexico, 1983-1987
Fifth Pathway, New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y., 1992-1993
Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York, N.Y., 1993-1994
New York Medical College
St. Vincents Hospital and Medical Center of New York, N.Y., 1994-1996
NEUROLOGY CHIEF RESIDENT
New York Medical College, St. Vincents Hospital and Medical Center of New York, N.Y., 1996-1997
Electromyography, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Fellow
Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, New York, N.Y., 1997-1998
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Ellis RJ, Geisse H. Basia AH, Swenson MR, Ilioinguinal Nerve Conduction. Presented at the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 1992.
Eidelson SG., Geisse H. Fleming J, Eidelson D. "New Techniques Treating Elderly Patients with Radicular Pain and Neuropathic Symptoms Using Interspinous Process Implants (MLIF) for Severe Lumbar sondylosis. "3rd International Congress on Neuropathic Pain. Athens, Greece May 27-30, 2010.
Eidelson SG., Geisse H, Eidelson D. Fleming J. "Treating 25 Elderly Patients with Multiple Comorbidities Using Interspinous Process Implants (MLIF) for Severe Lumbar Spondylosis With No Postoperative Surgical Wound Infections". Southern Othopaedic Association 27th Annual Meeting. Fajardo, Puerto Rico. June 16-19, 2010.
Eidelson SG,., Geisse H; Fleming J. Treating 25 Elderly Patients with Multiple Comorbidities Using Interspinous Process Implants (MLIF) for Severe Lumbar Spondylosis With No Postoperative Surgical Wound Infections. 13th World Congress Pain. Montreal, Canada, August 29-September 2, 2010.
Disorders affecting the nervous system include stroke, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, myositis, movement disorders, etc.
With a rising number of patients reporting neurological problems, we strive to give comprehensive care to each patient in order to properly diagnose and treat any condition patients are living with.
Our neurological examination involves assessing sensory skills, motor skills, and includes other capabilities.
Everyone in our office, from our receptionist to your neurologist, has one goal in mind--to help you feel better as fast as possible. We know that when your nervous system isn't functioning properly it affects every other system of your body. Our staff will always encourage you with a friendly and warm demeanor, and you'll leave confident that you are being provided with excellent care.
Neurology deals with the treatment of diseases affecting the nervous system. That includes the central as well as the peripheral nervous system. The spinal cord and the brain are the major organs of the nervous system. Neurology deals with not only the nerves, but also the coverings for the nerves, the blood vessels, muscles and tissues.
The nerves of our body are integral to our daily life and are often taken for granted, until something goes wrong and we aren’t able to live and work as we used to. Nerves transmit signals from the brain to the organs of our body, making us do what we do at the appropriate time. Problems with the nervous system can significantly affect our quality of life, and is something a good deal of Americans are grappling with.
EMG allows the physician to measure the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction.
Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
Nerve conduction velocity studies uses electrodes taped to the skin (surface electrodes) to measure speed and strength of signal traveling between two or more points on a limb or face.
An electroencephalogram is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of the brain by using electrodes (sensors) attached to your head.