Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer

Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer

Brain and Spine Specialist - Neurologist

  Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

  23 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer is a famous neurologist working at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. She has over 23 years of experience in her field of medicine. She specializes in Tourette Syndrome, Dystonia, Cerebellar Ataxia, Friedreich ataxia, Fragile X tremor ataxia syndrome, Botulinum Toxin injections for movement disorders, Deep brain stimulation, and Parkinson’s disease. She obtained her medical education from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Medical School. She then went on to do an Internship in Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Residency in Neurology, Sheba Medical Center. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Sharon is the first neurologist in Israel which was invested in the field of functional surgical interventions for Movement Disorders, acquiring her skills in this field at the world-leading movement disorders surgical centers and teams in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She aims to cure her patients by making the patient undergo interdisciplinary assessment and will be referred for diagnostic procedures (MRI, Brain PET Scan, EEG, EMG/NCV, neuropsychological assessment) the appropriate treatment in accordance with his medical condition.

Past Experience

  • Senior neurologist at the Department of Neurology, Sheba Medical Center
  • Staff Member at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

Qualifications

  • Graduate of the Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Medical School
  • Internship in Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  • Residency in Neurology, Sheba Medical Center
CERTIFICATIONS (1)
  • Fellowship in Movement Disorders - Movement disorders Unit of the Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (4)
  • Anodic versus cathodic neurostimulation of the subthalamic nucleus: A randomized-controlled study of acute clinical effects.
  • Sexuality in patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias.
  • Exploring determinants of progression in Parkinson’s disease. Is there a difference among Jewish ethnic groups?
  • Genetic movement disorders in patients of Jewish ancestry.
Procedures
Brachial Plexus Injuries/Stereotactic Procedures

Brachial plexus injury is a medical emergency caused due to an injury to the brachial plexus group of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm, and hand. These nerves control and administer feelings in the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and arm. This damage is also known as brachial plexopathy. Brachial plexus injury appears when these nerves are compressed, stretched, or in the most serious case, ripped apart from the spinal cord. Some brachial plexus injuries known as stingers or burners are inconsequential and will completely recover in a few weeks. However, other brachial plexus injuries are severe enough and may cause some permanent impairment in the arm. In severe conditions, it can paralyze your arm, with a failure of function and sensation.


Brachial Plexus Injury Causes

Brachial plexus injury results when the brachial nerves are damaged by excessive stretching, pressure, or cutting. Stretching can occur when your shoulder is forced down while your neck stretches up and away from the injured shoulder such as during a motorcycle or a car accident. In case of a serious injury, the brachial nerve may rip off the spinal cord in the neck. This type of brachial plexus injury is classified as traumatic brachial plexus injuries. It may occur because of different reasons, including:

  • Contact sports: Contact sports players may experience burners or stingers, which can occur when the nerves in the brachial plexus get stretched above their limits during collisions with other players.
  • Trauma: Several types of trauma, including motorcycle and car accidents or bullet wounds, can result in a brachial plexus injury.
  • Inflammation: Inflammation may also cause damage to the brachial plexus. An uncommon condition known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome or brachial plexitis causes brachial plexus inflammation without any trauma.
  • Tumors: Noncancerous (benign) or cancerous tumors may damage the brachial plexus.
  • Childbirth: Injury during complication of childbirth.

Brachial plexopathy may also result from exposure to radiation at the time of stereotactic radiosurgery or specific procedures such as stereotactic breast biopsy.


Brachial Plexus Injury Symptoms

Symptoms of the brachial plexus injury depend on the seriousness of the injury. A minor injury can often occur during any contact sport and minor trauma when the brachial plexus nerves get stretched or compressed. Minor brachial plexus injury symptoms include the following:

  • Burning sensation and shocks shooting down your arm
  • Weakness and numbness in your arm

More serious brachial plexus injury symptoms result when nerves are torn or ruptured. Such injuries may produce the following symptoms:

  • Weakness or inability to use certain muscles of hand, arm or shoulder
  • Complete lack of movement and feelings (paralysis) in your arm, including your shoulder and hand
  • Severe pain

In case of childbirth brachial plexus injury, symptoms can be seen right after the birth of the child. These may include:

  • No movement in the upper or lower arm or hand of the baby
  • Arm flexed (bent) at the elbow and held against the body
  • Absence of Moro reflex on the affected side
  • Decreased grip on the affected side
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer have being a neurologist in Israel?

Dr. Sharon has over 23 years of experience in her field of medicine.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer as a neurologist?

She specializes in Tourette Syndrome, Dystonia, Cerebellar Ataxia, Friedreich ataxia, Fragile X tremor ataxia syndrome, and Botulinum Toxin injections for movement disorders.

Does Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Sharon Hassin provides online consultation through MediGence.

What associations is Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer part of?

Dr. Sharon has been a part of many different medical associations.

When do you need to see a neurologist such as Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer?

Whenever a patient is suffering from any nervous or brain disorder, then a neurologist needs to be visited to get properly diagnosed and treated. Neurologists are also certified to treat other nerve-related conditions as well.

How to connect with Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer for Online Consultation through MediGence?

She can be easily consulted by registering your profile with medigence and writing down your inquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer have?
Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer is specialized in Israel and of the most sought after doctors in Brain and Spine Specialist.
Does Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer have?
Dr. Sharon Hassin Baer is one of the most sought after specialists in Israel and has over 23 Years years of experience.
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