Our in-surgery services include Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM). IOM is the use of electrophysiological techniques to monitor the functions of the nerves, spinal cord and brain during surgery.

Why Monitoring?

IOM services benefit patients by monitoring and safeguarding neural structures when there is risk of damaging the nervous system during surgery. Typical surgeries where monitoring is performed include: brain, spine, peripheral nerves and vascular procedures.

Motor and sensory pathways are continually monitored during the procedure. Results are instantly available to the surgical team to aid in preserving nervous system function.

Types of Surgeries Monitored:

•  Spine (scoliosis deformity, cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral fusions)

•  Intracranial (central sulcus localization, motor and language mapping)

•  Peripheral Nerves (nerve tumors, recurrent laryngeal mapping for                thyroidectomies)

•  Vascular (aortic aneurysm & intracranial aneursym repair, carotid endarterectomies)

Monitoring Modalities Offered:

•  Somasensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)

•  Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials (TcMEP)

•  Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials

•  Spontaneous Electromyography, Triggered EMG, Pedicle screw stimulation

•  Electroencephalography

•  Electrocorticography

Muscle and Nerve, P.A. Certified IOM Technologist:

Lisa Woolsey, MS, CCC-A, CNIM

Director of IOM, 5 years of IOM experience

Lisa Woosley, CNIM

Please contact Lisa to schedule monitoring for a surgery or with any IOM related questions, 601-946-9826.

*Monitoring can be provided at all Jackson Metro Area Hospitals.