• Neurology Center of Las Vegas (702) 405 - 7100
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    2480 Professional Ct.
    Las Vegas, NV 89128

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    Stroke

    Stroke

    What is Stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood or there is sudden bleeding into […]

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    • Sep2015

    Peripheral Neuropathy

    Peripheral Neuropathy

    What is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body. More than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of development, and prognosis. Impaired function and […]

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    • Sep2015

    Huntington’s Disease

    Huntington’s Disease

    What is Huntington’s Disease? Huntington’s Disease (HD) results from genetically programmed degeneration of brain cells, called neurons, in certain areas of the brain. This degeneration causes uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual faculties, and emotional disturbance. HD is a familial disease, passed from parent to child through a mutation in the normal gene. Each child of […]

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    • Sep2015

    Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s Disease

    What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s Disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The four primary symptoms of PD are tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or […]

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    • Sep2015

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis

    What is Multiple Sclerosis? An unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis (MS) can range from relatively benign to somewhat disabling to devastating, as communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted. Many investigators believe MS to be an autoimmune disease — one in which the body, through its […]

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    • Sep2015

    Headache

    Headache

    What is Headache? There are four types of headache: vascular, muscle contraction (tension), traction, and inflammatory. The most common type of vascular headache is migraine. Migraine headaches are usually characterized by severe pain on one or both sides of the head, an upset stomach, and, at times, disturbed vision.Women are more likely than men to […]

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    • Sep2015

    Epilepsy

    Epilepsy

    What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. In epilepsy, the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions, and behavior or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness. Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. […]

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    • Sep2015

    Dementia

    Dementia

    What is Dementia? Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. People with dementia have significantly impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with normal activities and relationships. They also lose their ability to solve problems […]

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    Specialties

    Dr. Shanker Dixit, MD is board certified in Neurology.

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Huntington Disease
    • Migraine Disorders
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Parkinson Disease
    • Stroke