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Diagnosing, treating and managing Neurological Disorders in Greater Cleveland

With the aging of the American population, neurological disorders are increasing in prevalence, making neurological health a priority. 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 Health

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)
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine Headaches (affecting about 30 million people annually)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pain of the head, neck or back
  • Parkinson’s Disease (60,000 cases diagnosed annually)
  • Spinal Conditions
  • 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, orthopedic 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 Surgical Procedures

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.

Also, we're proud to pioneer ongoing efforts in stroke prevention, such as our Grey Matters! Stroke Prevention Program. 

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.

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