Our neurologists and neurosurgeons use their experience and training to treat many of the most common, as well as several rare, neurological disorders.
Alzheimer’s Disease And Other Forms Of Dementia
Dementia is less a disease than it is a group of symptoms that affect memory loss, social skills and cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is a kind of dementia common in adults who are 65 or older. Our specialists work with patients to manage the progression of dementia and maintain patient health and quality of life.
This is a chronic neurological disorder marked by a recurrence of unpredictable and unprovoked seizures. USA Health epileptologists (neurologists who specialize in epilepsy care), neurosurgeons and neuropathologists are making remarkable strides in the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy through medical management and surgery.
Multiple Sclerosis and Other Neuromuscular Diseases
Disorders that affect nerve cells, or neurons, controlling voluntary muscle movement are called neuromuscular diseases. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neuromuscular diseases. USA Health neurologists work with patients to manage symptoms and slow disease progression.
Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders
Parkinson’s disease is the most familiar of a group of disorders that cause unintended movement in a patient. Others include Huntington's disease, Tourette syndrome and restless leg syndrome. USA Health specialists treat these disorders with medication, therapy and surgery when appropriate.
Aneurysm and Strokes
Most strokes are caused by a blood clot on the brain, but some strokes happen when an aneurysm—a bulging blood vessel—bursts and causes bleeding on the brain. Our neurologists may use a combination of medication and surgery in our Stroke Center at University Hospital to minimize the long-term effects of stroke and maximize the likelihood of full recovery.
Other Neurological and Spinal Problems
The above list is by no means comprehensive. USA Health neurologists and neurosurgeons routinely see the most complex cases in our region and provide a level of neurological care found only in an academic medical center setting.