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The Multiple Sclerosis Center

Comprehensive MS Care Under One Roof

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information in the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. At the Multiple Sclerosis Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute, our multidisciplinary team of experts are dedicated to delivering you comprehensive and coordinated care to improve your symptoms, minimize your pain, and help you live a fuller life. Here, we believe you and your family are vital members of the care team, which is why we are committed to working closely with you on your individual course of treatment.

Our Mission

The Multiple Sclerosis Center addresses the complex care needs of people with MS and related disorders such as neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. While MS treatment options have dramatically improved over the years; the condition can still lead to significant challenges. At HackensackUMC’s Multiple Sclerosis Center, the goal is to treat your individual symptoms in order to improve your quality of life and neurological function.

Services and Treatments offered at The Multiple Sclerosis Center:

  • Counseling
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Botox Injections for spasms/spasticity
  • Intrathecal Baclofen therapy (ITB) pump
  • Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Sleep Disorder Evaluation and Treatment

Expert Coordination and Seamless Convenience

Lead by director Florian Thomas, M.D., M.A., PhD, M.S., chair of the Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Neurology at HackensackUMC, the Center brings together a range of specialists to work collaboratively on an individualized treatment plan to meet your physical and emotional needs. This team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and support staff is here to provide convenient, patient-centered care, including access to diagnostic testing, assistance with appointments and scheduling, and multiple consultations in one visit, so your experience is as seamless as possible.

The Multiple Sclerosis Center Team includes:

  • Neurologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists and Neuropsychologists
  • Urologists
  • Neurosurgeons

To learn more about the MS Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, please call 551-996-8100.

 


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