Neuroscience Institute

Tuberous Sclerosis Center of Excellence

Published On 07/11/2011

We are leaders in the clinical care and research of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), a genetic disorder that causes tumor growth in organs throughout the body.

Comprehensive clinic

Designated by the national Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, our multidisciplinary clinic gives patients access to pediatric experts in cardiology, neurology, pulmonology and urology in one setting -- from childhood into adulthood.

Our advanced diagnostic tools also help families and the medical team make the best decisions for each patient.

Our TSC clinic is led by Pediatric Nephrologist John Bissler, MD. Neurologist Jim Wheless, MD, serves as the co-director and Thomas Yohannan, MD serves as the clinic's pediatric cardiologist. Both Dr. Bissler and Dr. Wheless serve as members of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance’s Professional Advisory Board.

The clinic also hosts educational programs for families and helps ensure all receive the best care possible. Through the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, we are able to provide families with information to understand TSC and better communicate with their child’s school and teachers.

Hear program Co-director Wheless explains how seeking treatment at a TSC center of excellence can improve a patient's outcome here.

 

Expanding research

The physician researchers who care for TS patients are also involved in studies to better understand the disease and develop innovative treatment options.

Our physicians are leaders in the treatment and research of TSC. They have shared their knowledge at the International Research Conference on TSC and Related Disordershosted by The Rothberg Institute for Childhood Diseases and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.

Researchers at Le Bonheur and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have developed a topical cream that has positive results in the treatment facial lesions associated in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). Skin lesions occur in more than 90 percent of TSC patients and are more common in late childhood or adolescence.The study was published in the Journal of Child Neurology.

Visiting Le Bonheur

Patients and Families who come to the TS Center of Excellence at Le Bonheur will work with a nurse coordinator to schedule their visit.

Traveling to Memphis

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For more information

For more information about our TSC Clinic, call 901-208-4934.