is a neurologist who provides accurate medical advices regarding
Pero deals with cerebrovascular diseases such as brain tumours, brain aneurysms,
arterial venous fistulas, ischaemias and arterial venous malformations.
Prof. Pero is also specialized in cerebral vasculopathies, i.e. carotid
arteries’ arteriosclerosis and nervous system’s diseases such as epilepsy,
headaches, N.P.H and ALS.
Pero provides qualified advices also in psychiatric field. In particular,
patients can obtain detailed diagnoses in case of depression, anxiety and
Thanks to his expertise, Prof. Giuseppe Pero is able to treat cases of
epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and cerebral vasculopathies with
innovative medical and pharmacological therapies.
In order to offer its customers a 360° service, Pero’s medical office is
equipped with modern diagnostic equipment: electroencephalography, electromyography
and evoked responses.
examinations such as CT and MRI are carried out at the Centro diagnostica per
immagini srl in Catania. What the medical office of the Sicilian town offers is
an avant-garde service, the result of the competence and experience of Prof.
His dedication to the study of various neurological and psychiatric
diseases let him deal with any type of problems in a serious and emphatic way.
Treatment of neurotic disorders
offers his patients medical advices in neurotic disorders, depression and
anxiety’s treatment through the combination of psychotherapy and drug therapy.
Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders that causes the
patient a disturbed relationship with others and the surrounding environment.
Depending on the different symptoms, neurosis can be defined as phobic,
hysterical, anxious or obsessive. Neurotic disorders have a psychological cause
and can be treated with psychotherapy and drugs, so as to reduce the most
Treatment of depression and anxiety
Pero offers his patients highly professional care and assistance in case of
depression and anxiety.
been associated with chemical alterations in the brain such as the reduction of
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that mainly regulate sensory perception
and body’s sleep-wake cycles.
The main symptoms of depression are: insomnia, hypersomnia, loss of
appetite and body weight or, on the contrary, increased appetite and weight,
apathy, anhedonia, loss of sexual desire, lack of energy, difficulty in
concentrating and a tendency to isolate oneself from the family and society.
On the other
hand, the psychological and character factors as well as the biological basis
are responsible for the anxiety.
Anxiety is defined as an inadequate cognitive and emotional response to
stress caused by more or less traumatic events in life.
This would result from an imbalance in the functioning of the
noradrenergic, serotonergic and gabaergic systems, all formed by
neurotransmitters. This imbalance would generate an incorrect response to
stimuli that could prove dangerous.
Treatment of brain diseases
Pero, as neuropsychiatrist and neuroradiologist, deals with the diagnosis and
treatment of cerebrovascular diseases such as aneurysms, thrombosis and
stenosis of the epiaortic trunks, arteriovenous malformations, vascularized
brain tumors, cerebral vasculopathies and diseases of the nervous system.
Cerebrovascular diseases have a particularly high incidence with very
often disabling consequences.
Dr. Giuseppe Pero deals with the diagnosis of each disease through the
collection of the patient's recent and past medical history, an objective
neurological examination and the validation of laboratory and instrumental
Patients may have
the following symptoms: visual, motor and emotional deficits, reduction of deep
reflexes, headaches, dizziness, perception and memory disorders.
vasculopathy is caused by the reduced blood’s flow to a certain area of the
brain, as it happens during a heart attack.
Prof. Pero also deals with the treatment of nervous system diseases such
as epilepsy and headaches: in epileptic patients, in fact, neurons tend to activate
all simultaneously, generating what is called discharge, similar to the
of epilepsy is based on a rigorous analysis of the patient's clinical history,
on the collection of information and testimonies released by all those who
witness the critical episodes, on the study of the electroencephalographic
trace and of the magnetic resonance imaging.
This latter can show where the brain lesions responsible for the disease
are located. The onset of headaches is linked to the presence of diseases of
the intra- or extracranial structures that can determine the onset of this
arises from the slow loss of nerve cells in diffuse areas of the cerebral
cortex. The disease begins to manifest itself many years before the onset of
clinical symptoms. The causes are linked to genetic factors.
In Pero’s medical office, it is possible to diagnose Alzheimer's through
neuropsychological and neuroradiological tests such as CT, brain magnetic
resonance imaging and blood tests.
Electroencephalography and evoked potentials
Prof. Pero performs
neurological examinations in Catania for the diagnosis of various diseases.
Specifically, patients can be submitted to electroencephalography, also called
It is a test
by which the electrical activity of the brain is measured by positioning some
electrodes on the skull. The signal is recorded by special instruments and
displayed as a trace, the electroencephalogram.
The doctor’s office also performs evoked potentials’ examinations, in
order to control the integrity of both peripheral and central nerve conductions.
common evoked potentials’ types are: somatosensory, visual and auditory evoked
Somatosensory evoked potentials are mainly used to document sensory
disorders that cannot be otherwise objectified; the auditory evoked potentials
are useful for locating the acoustic nerves or the brainstem’s processes; the
visual evoked potentials, finally, are used to diagnose acute or chronic
inflammations of the optic nerve, symptomatic of ALS.
medical office also performs an EMG tests.
Functional examinations are indicated for the diagnosis of neuropathies,
i.e. nerves and muscles’ diseases and myopathies.
consists of the administration of electrical stimuli to the patient through
electrodes applied to the skin, above the nerves.
examination allows to measure the speed of conduction of the stimuli conveyed.
In muscles’ study,
the doctor can record the activity by inserting needles of various lengths in
relaxed or contracted muscles.
Among the neurological examinations carried out in Catania, the EMG
allows to diagnose, for example, diabetic polyneuropathy and ALS.
medical office also performs clinical tests as supplementary means to the
common diagnostic tools used in neurology (functional examinations and
In particular, personalised psychodiagnostic courses are set up, both in
clinical and expert fields.
assessments include different components such as clinical interview information,
medical evaluation ad observational data and informal tests and surveys.
After that, clinical data are integrated with each other in order to
obtain a detailed and organic picture of the patient's situation and to
formulate a functional and descriptive diagnosis.
The medical office is specialized in neurological examinations and
collaborates with Centro Diagnostica per Immagini srl, in order to allow its
patients to undergo neuroradiological examinations such as CT and magnetic
The CT, acronym for computerized axial tomography is a diagnostic
technique that, through the use of ionizing radiation, allows to obtain a
detailed image of a specific area of the body.
The CT scan
may or may not involve the use of a contrast agent.
At the centre, patients can undergo brain scans with or without a
contrast agent, while brain scans are performed with a contrast agent.
Dr. Pero’s medical office
Musumeci, 171, 95128 Catania Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 095431621 Mobile phone: 3293567568