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Neurosciences

USA Health provides expert neurological care for people experiencing medical conditions involving the nervous system and who need a neurologist or neurosurgeon in Mobile, Alabama.

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Comprehensive Neurological Care

At USA Health, our neurosciences team consists of neurologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists who care for patients with neurological issues, as well as teach and train other medical professionals. The care we provide patients is driven by the latest research and a strong desire to provide relief and hope to people living with brain or nervous system conditions.

We offer consultations, diagnosis and treatment plans based on the unique factors presented by each patient and based on years of experience that come from treating the most complex cases. Treatment often includes aggressive management of the disease through medication, therapy or a combination of these. In cases where surgery may be required, such as aneurysms, brain or spine tumors, epilepsy or disc issues, USA Health neurosurgeons are specially trained to use the latest technology and apply the most effective surgical techniques available.

USA Health recognitions:

2018 American Heart Association Gold Plus StrokeThe Joint Commission National Quality Approval2017 Accc Innovator Award

USA Health Neuroscience Programs and Services

USA Health offers advanced neurology care and specialty services for people living in the Alabama, Florida and Mississippi coastal region.

Epilepsy Treatment Program

Through SouthCEP, our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, USA Health neurologists offer diagnosis, medical management, surgery and investigative therapies to individuals with epilepsy.

Multiple Sclerosis

Our multiple sclerosis care is led by neurologists who are experts in the diagnoses and management of multiple sclerosis.

Neurology

USA Health neurologists provide comprehensive care for neurological diseases and disorders, including evaluation, diagnosis and active medical management.

Neurosurgery

Our specialized care for patients who require surgery includes open surgery, minimally invasive procedures and robot-assisted techniques. Our neurosurgeons treat both adults and pediatric patients.

Pediatric Neurology

We have three pediatric neurologists on staff who treat both common and rare neurological issues that children face, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and more.

Parkinson's and Movement Disorders

We use a multidisciplinary approach to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, tremors, dystonia, Tourette’s syndrome and restless leg syndrome.

Stroke Care

USA Health provides the region's most advanced stroke care at the Stroke Center on our University Hospital campus. If you or someone you know is having stroke symptoms, call 911 immediately.

Research That Is Transforming Neuroscience

At USA Health, we’re involved in both clinical trials and discovery programs to help advance the treatment of neurological diseases such as epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis and movement disorders.

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Neurological Conditions We Treat

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons possess a level of expertise across a diverse spectrum of neurological diseases and disorders.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s is a specific kind of dementia marked by a progressive loss of memory and other cognitive abilities.

Brain Aneurysm

This condition results from a weakened blood vessel in the brain that begins to bulge. If the vessel bursts, it can cause a life-threatening stroke that requires immediate medical attention.

Brain Tumor

Abnormal growths of tissue on the central spine or brain may be benign or malignant. If the tumor is malignant, we partner with the cancer specialists at Mitchell Cancer Institute for treatment.

Epilepsy

In this neurological disorder, brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures, periods of unusual behavior and sometimes loss of awareness.

Movement Disorders

Any of a group of neurological disorders—such as Parkinson's disease—marked by abnormal, uncontrolled movements in a person’s body may be classified as movement disorders.

Multiple Sclerosis

With this chronic disease, the body’s immune system attacks the layer of tissue that protects nerve fibers. The damage that occurs prevents the brain from properly sending signals throughout the body.

Neuromuscular Disease

This group of disorders affect the nerve cells, or neurons, that control voluntary muscle movement. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one such disease.

Parkinson's Disease

While there is no cure for Parkinson's, a long-term degenerative movement disorder that affects the central nervous system, we offer treatment to improve symptoms.

Spinal Cord Injury

Damage to the spinal cord, resulting from physical trauma or non-traumatic causes such as infections, can affect temporary or permanent symptoms that vary from numbness to paralysis.

Stroke (hemorrhagic)

The most severe type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. It may be caused by an aneurysm or an arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Stroke (ischemic)

Accounting for over 85 percent of all strokes, ischemic strokes result from blockages, such as a clot, in a vessel that supplies blood to the brain.

Vascular Malformations

These vascular anomalies are present at birth and occur when veins or vessels cluster abnormally. They can show up at different ages.

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Innovative Neurology Care

At USA Health, we use groundbreaking therapies and treatments to help our patients. Individuals with movement disorders benefit from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. Botulinum toxin (Botox) can provide relief to certain patients suffering from cerebral palsy. Advanced seizure detection software helps to pinpoint the moment an epileptic seizure begins in patients. Our surgeons are using CyberKnife robotic technology to eliminate brain or spinal cord tumors. Novel immunotherapy drugs are being used to treat patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), which occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys healthy tissue by mistake.

Diagnostic Studies and Tools

When facing a disease or disorder of the brain or nervous system, it’s critical that the neurologist or neurosurgeon have a detailed and accurate understanding of what’s happening in your brain. At USA Health, our neurology specialists have state-of-the-art tools at their disposal to help them diagnose and treat neurological diseases and disorders. These tools and studies include:

  • Carotid ultrasonography—This test uses sound waves to examine the flow of blood through the carotid (heart) arteries.
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)—With electrodes attached to the scalp, this non-invasive technique detects and measures electrical activity in the brain.
  • Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction—With carefully place electrodes, this diagnostic procedure measures and detects muscle health.
  • Evoked potential studies—This is one of three diagnostic tests that we use to detect and measure electrical activity in the brain in response to stimuli such as touch, sound or sight.
  • Intensive video-EEG monitoring—An extended EEG recording is performed in conjunction with a video of the patient so that we can make correlations between brain activity and the patient’s actions or behavior.
  • Wada testing—This test helps neurologists understand which side of the brain controls language and which controls memory.
  • MRI/PET—This two-in-one diagnostic procedure provides a more accurate and detailed picture of the brain.
  • Neuropsychological evaluation—We use this test to assess the relationship between brain function and behavior.
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Surgery

Our expert neurosurgeons are part of a diverse team of surgical specialists who are using innovative procedures, reducing recovery times and improving outcomes for patients.

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Cancer Care

When our neurologists discover a malignant brain tumor, they work together with the most experienced oncologists in the region to find an appropriate course of treatment.

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Children’s Medicine

Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery are among of the many advanced services that we provide at Children’s & Women’s Hospital to help us care for children across the Gulf Coast.

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Mar162019

Touch a Truck is a family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. Children will be allowed to touch, climb aboard, and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe environment.

Apr72019

Save the date, Sunday, April 7, 2019, for USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Hope Grows Here, a farmer’s market brunch locally sourced from Baldwin County growers and producers.

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