MAYWOOD, IL – Antonio H. Iglesias, MD, a neurologist who treats epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Iglesias said that recent advances in neurology are improving outcomes for patients with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS). For example, new epilepsy drugs have fewer side effects and leading-edge treatments such as vagus nerve stimulation and cortical stimulation prevent epileptic seizures by sending mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain. In carefully selected epilepsy patients, brain surgery can remove the source of seizures. And MS patients are benefitting from newer medications that are more effective in reducing the frequency and severity of relapses.
"Neurologists now have a lot more tools to help make correct diagnoses and offer the best treatments," Dr. Iglesias said.
Dr. Iglesias works with other specialists, including neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, urologists and therapists to provide patients comprehensive, multidisciplinary care.
"I tell my patients I am there to help them," Dr. Iglesias said. "I try to treat my patients as a friend they can confide in."
In addition to epilepsy and MS, Dr. Iglesias treats other neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and migraine headaches.
Dr. Iglesias sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a member of Loyola Medicine. He is board certified in neurology and is eligible to be board certified in epilepsy.
Dr. Iglesias earned a medical degree from Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia. He completed a residency in neurology at Loyola University Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology (electroencephalography/epilepsy) at the University of Chicago. Dr. Iglesias also did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital.