The Neuromuscular Diseases Unit of Vancouver Hospital (NDU) provides a range of inpatient and outpatient electrophysiological, diagnostic and consultative services contributing to the accurate diagnosis and care of a variety of neuromuscular diseases for residents of British Columbia. Occasionally patients from outside of BC are seen at the NDU. We provide ongoing treatment, education, and support to patients collaboratively as a team. Our team of specialists includes neurologists, electromyography (EMG) technologists, educational and research nurses, and dedicated clerical staff.
The Diamond Center is located on Laurel St. between 10th and 12th Ave. Entrances are on Laurel St., Oak St. (next to Shoppers Drug Mart), and 12th Ave. (next to Starbucks). From the main lobby take the elevators to the 8th floor. Follow the signs to the Neuromuscular Disease Unit / EMG Lab. For EMG Lab appointments, proceed to the second window. For office clinic appointments, proceed to first window (Myasthenia Gravis and Myopathy Clinics sign).
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Multi-level parkade at the corner of 12th Ave. and Laurel St, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.
The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre underground parking lot is located off of Laurel St. between 12th and 10th Ave.
Limited street meter parking on Laurel St.
There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.
Nearby Bus Routes include 9, 17, and 99 B Line on West Broadway.
Canada Line access from Broadway-City Hall station located at West Broadway and Cambie St. (~1km walk or use aforementioned bus routes).
Plan your trip on the TransLink website.
Before your appointment
Please bring your completed patient questionnaire (fillable PDF) with you to your appointment.
During your appointment
After checking in with the clerical staff, you will be brought to a lab room for nerve conduction studies by an EMG technologist. A neurologist will then take your history and perform a neurological exam. Needle electromyography may be performed if needed. Patients will be provided with verbal explanation of the results and diagnosis by the neurologist.
The EMG Lab is also a teaching lab. Under the leadership of attending neurologists; residents, fellows, and medical students may take history and perform neurological examination. Student technologists may perform nerve conduction studies under the guidance of a registered technologist.
After your appointment
A full dictated consult can be obtained from the referring physician and/or your family physician.
For more information please see our EMG brochure.