Dr Yaseen Yacoob is a Specialist Neurologist based in KwaZulu-Natal’s capital, Pietermaritzburg, who provides exemplary in-patient and outpatient care for patients with neurological conditions.

With private practices in Midlands Medical Centre and Pietermaritzburg Mediclinic, Dr Yacoob serves the community of Pietermaritzburg and the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands with Specialist Neurology out-patient care and services.

Dr Yacoob also provides emergency and elective in-patient care in Pietermaritzburg’s four private hospitals -Netcare St Anne's Private Hospital, Pietermaritzburg Mediclinic, Midlands Medical Centre Private Hospital and Daymed Private Hospital.


“Dizziness” as such is often difficult to explain since it can manifest with varying sensations for different people. It may be described as a light-headedness where the individual experiences a weakening or faintness and feels like passing out.


A headache refers to any pain or discomfort in the region of the head, scalp or neck. Most headaches are not due to a serious illness, and are called primary headaches.

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Sleep Disorders

A sleep disorder is a medical disorder of sleep patterns and may be serious enough to effect a person's normal physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. The more common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) adversely affects the brain and spinal cord. In a patient with MS, the immune system attacks the protective covering of the nerves, disrupting the communication between the brain, spinal cord and other areas of the body.


Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a collection of symptoms that result from various disorders affecting the brain. Dementia causes problems in that it negatively affects normal cognitive functioning of an individual.


A stroke occurs as the result of a loss or disruption of blood flow to the brain. If the blood is not restored quickly, your brain cells will begin to die due to deficiency of oxygen and glucose, which is why every stroke is considered an emergency.

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Epilepsy is a brain disorder that affects the central nervous system and thus the normal functioning of one’s brain and body. It occurs where neurons, or clusters of nerve cells in the brain, signal irregularly.


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