Neurologists for North lakes and Brisbane Surrounds
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Dr Andre Troiano - Neurologist
Dr André Troiano is a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He practices General Neurology and has a special interest in Movement Disorders (Parkinson disease, tremors and dystonia), Headaches and Neurophysiology (entrapment neuropathies, peripheral neuropathies and radiculopathies).
André has trained in Neurology in Brazil, Canada, France and Australia. From 2003 to 2009, he did clinical and research fellowships in Parkinson disease and related disorders, initially at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and later at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Paris). In Australia, he obtained further training in Neurology and Movement Disorders.
Fluent in English, French and Portuguese.
What is Neurology?
Besides private practice, a neurologist may also be involved with clinical research, and clinical trials. Neurology is a non-surgical practice. The corresponding surgical aspect of this is neurosurgery. Neurologists often provide diagnoses and treatments that overlap with the work of psychiatrists, as the central nervous system plays a part in certain conditions and disorders that to the layman may be thought of as mental disorders.
Conditions and disorders such as Asberger syndrome, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and bi-polar disorder are considered neurological diseases rather than psychiatric disorders. Even alcoholism is considered a neurological disease.
With further research, many conditions and disorders once thought of as psychiatric problems, have been re-classified as neurological disorders.
Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN)
ANZAN is the main association of the more than 400 qualified neurologists in Australia. The main goal of ANZAN is to ensure that Australians enjoy the highest level of neurological practice by playing an active role in continuing the education, training and research of Australia’s neurologists and neurosurgeons.