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Patients

What is IONM?

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) is an impressive safety net second to none that protects an anesthetized patient’s neuromuscular system. Neuro Alert’s advanced technical monitoring procedures are set up to detect any neurological deficits during surgeries. Simply put, it allows surgeons to obtain instant and reliable feedback about their patient’s nervous system without performing a “wake-up test.”

To accomplish this, sensors are placed along the neurological structures and/or muscles and are recorded and analyzed by both the on-site neurodiagnostic technologist and the remote reading physician. The neurodiagnostic technologist and reading physician communicate in real-time and provide feedback to the surgeon. Surgical innovations like IONM enable a surgical team to promptly take any necessary corrective action during a procedure to help minimize risk of postoperative neurological deficits.

We’re happy to answer any questions—simply visit our contact page to start a conversation.

Patient Safety 

IONM has quickly become the standard of care for many spine and neurological surgeries. Our founder is a patient advocate and has been providing IONM services since 1982. Neuro Alert ensures that our entire staff of surgical neurophysiologists is extensively trained, and our reading physicians are all board certified. Neuro Alert’s primary focus is on improving patient safety.

All of Neuro Alert’s surgical neurophysiologist are trained in the latest neuromonitoring techniques. Holding to the highest standards, continuing medical education courses and programs are completed annually.

Ask Your Doctor About Neuromonitoring

Neuro Alert respects and supports your doctor’s plan for treatment. We encourage an open dialogue between doctor and patient. IONM is a valuable adjunctive service that can support a surgeon in making appropriate and informed decisions in the operating room relating to his or her patient’s neuromuscular system. 

We urge you to consult with your doctor on any information concerning IONM and neurodiagnostics.