Diagnosing, treating and managing Neurological Disorders
With the aging of the American population, neurological disorders are increasing in prevalence. To provide more convenient access to diagnosis and treatment, Southwest General offers an expanding range of services through our Neurosciences Program.
Comprehensive, Compassionate Care for Neurological Disorders
Southwest General treats patients with many kinds of neurological disorders, affecting the brain, spine, and vascular system, including:
Alzheimer’s Disease (since 1980, cases in the U.S. have doubled)
Migraine Headaches (affecting about 30 million people annually)
Pain of the head, neck or back
Parkinson’s Disease (60,000 cases diagnosed annually)
Stroke (the third leading cause of death and one of the main causes of long-term disability)
Interdisciplinary Team Approach
Neurologists and neurosurgeons on Southwest General's Medical Staff work in collaboration with specialists from many disciplines, including radiology, orthopaedic surgery, pulmonology and more to offer comprehensive care, including sleep studies to diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders. Collaboration helps to assure that patients receive comprehensive, state-of-the-art care in a timely manner for the best outcomes possible.
Minimally Invasive SurgicalProcedures
Skilled neurosurgeons on Southwest General’s Medical Staff use state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures. Minimally invasive procedures use smaller incisions—in most cases only about an inch—which helps to reduce damage to sensitive tissues, lessen pain and scarring, shorten hospital stays and speed recovery. Minimally invasive surgery may be used to treat a variety of spinal conditions, including degenerative disc conditions, herniated discs in the back or neck, fractures, spinal stenosis and others.
Award Winning Care for Stroke
With stroke being a major cause of death and disability, Southwest General has made stroke care a top priority. Our Acute Stroke Care program has been awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. This certification recognizes Southwest General’s adherence to consensus-based national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients by managing and optimizing care.
We Look Forward to Helping You
For more information about the Neurosciences program at Southwest General, or to schedule an appointment, call our Health Connection at 440-816-5050.