Myasthenia Gravis Clinic

Myasthenia gravis is a rare neurologic condition requiring the kind of specialized care you’ll find at Henry Ford Health. Hundreds of patients from across Michigan put their trust in our team. Our commitment to excellence has earned our program national recognition.

About myasthenia gravis

This condition occurs when antibodies from the immune system interrupt coordination between the brain and muscles. As a result, certain muscles tire easily, including ones that help you breathe. Symptoms are often temporary but can come on rapidly, causing a potentially dangerous situation (myasthenic crisis). Find out more about myasthenia gravis.

The myasthenia gravis clinic at Henry Ford: Why choose us?

Henry Ford is a Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America Partner in MG Care. This designation recognizes our comprehensive services, deep experience and involvement in the myasthenia gravis community.

Highlights include:

  • Expertise: Our team includes fellowship-trained neurologists who specialize in myasthenia gravis. We stay up to date on the latest care methods, so we can offer the treatments that help you feel your best. We also work with other neurologists, including electrodiagnostic specialists, who perform sophisticated nerve testing. Meet our team.
  • Innovative therapies: Our participation in clinical trials means you can access new therapies only available in select programs nationwide. Find out more about neurodegenerative diseases research and innovation.
  • Access: Our experts are easy to reach, which is especially helpful when experiencing pain or myasthenic crisis symptoms. A member of our myasthenia gravis team is always available by phone. You can also send us a message through MyChart.
  • Leadership: Henry Ford’s myasthenia gravis experts have contributed to scientific knowledge about the disease for decades. Our efforts include basic science studies laying the groundwork for new care methods. We regularly share findings through publications and national speaking engagements.
  • Virtual care options: You may be able to receive some of your care from the comfort of home. Find out more about virtual care for neurologic conditions.

Comprehensive care for myasthenia gravis

We tailor tests and treatments to help you receive the services that are best for your needs. Our offerings include:

  • Electrodiagnostics: We use nerve stimulation testing to assess communication between the brain and muscles. We offer sophisticated options, including single-fiber electromyography. This test uncovers signs of mild myasthenia gravis that are otherwise difficult to detect. Find out more about our electromyography (EMG) and electrodiagnostics.
  • Urgent treatment for myasthenic crisis: We quickly coordinate services that bring relief. Care may include antibodies or plasma we deliver through a vein in your arm at one of our infusion centers. You sit in a comfortable recliner chair or lie in a bed during treatment and go home the same day.
  • Emergency care: Myasthenic crises that are severe or involve worsening symptoms typically require attention in the emergency room. We reach out to emergency room doctors to plan treatments and deliver them quickly.
  • Coordination: If you need therapies from other Henry Ford specialists, we work closely to keep your care moving forward.

Second opinions for myasthenia gravis

If you are looking for a second opinion about your diagnosis or treatment plan, we’re here to help. We provide personalized recommendations after performing a careful evaluation. We work with local neurologists whenever necessary to help patients receive the best therapies for their situation.

Take the Next Step
Contact us to schedule an appointment, call (800) 436-7936.

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