Why Use IONM?

The core specialty of Medsurant Health is to provide surgery specific coverage of any case involving at risk neural structures. This means that each clinician is assigned to cases in which they have extensive knowledge and specialization.

Assisting Surgeons, Protecting Patients

Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) is recognized as a crucial adjunct surgical service and has become the standard of care for high-risk surgical procedures. The valuable information of IONM allows the surgeon to avoid at-risk structures and immediately identify possible impairment.

This real-time feedback allows the surgical team to intervene promptly to prevent or reduce permanent post-operative neurological deficits.

At Medsurant Health we utilize a variety of electrophysiolocigal tests to evaluate the patient’s neurological functional and cerebral vascular status. These tests, including somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs), motor evoked potentials (MEPs), brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAERs), electroencephalograms (EEGs) and electromyography (EMGs), are utilized by our highly experienced monitorist to alert the surgeon of imminent damage. As part of the operating room team our clinicians provide valuable information and support to the surgeon during critical moments in the procedure, minimizing the potential for neurological injury to the patient. If you’re a patient who is interested in discussing whether your upcoming surgery could benefit from neuromonitoring, we encourage you to speak to your health care professional.