Neurological Treatments

Access a full range of neurological treatments, including neurosurgery, at Adventist HealthCare.

Diagnostic Tests

To diagnose a neurological condition, you may have:

  • Biopsy – Takes a small sample of tissue during surgery for testing
  • Imaging scans – Lets your care team create detailed images of the inside of your body
  • Neurological exam – Checks your coordination, hearing, vision and other abilities
  • Other tests that measure brain activity

Your Treatment Plan

Partner with your primary care provider and multidisciplinary specialists to make your care plan. Your neurologist may recommend non-invasive options, such as medications, rehabilitation or lifestyle changes. But sometimes, surgery is the best choice.

Brain Surgery

Depending on your symptoms and other factors, your doctor may recommend:

  • Craniectomy or craniotomy – Removes a part of the skull so your surgeon can access and treat the brain
  • Decompression – Relieves pressure on the brain/spinal cord
  • Intracranial bypass – Restores healthy blood flow to the brain
  • Shunt placement – Places a tube called a shunt in the body to drain fluid and lessen pressure on the brain

Spine Procedures

To treat a spinal cord condition, you may have one or more of the following:

  • Arthroplasty – Restores or replaces a joint
  • Discectomy – Removes all or part of a herniated or degenerative disc in the spine
  • Foraminotomy – Relives pressure by making the area around one of the bones of the spine larger
  • Fusion – Fuses together bones in the spine (vertebrae) to treat pain
  • Kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty – Reshapes a damaged vertebra
  • Laminectomy – Takes out one or more vertebrae
  • Laminoplasty – Makes more space for the spinal cord and nerves
  • Microdiscectomy – Removes part of a lumbar herniated disc to lessen pressure on nerves and treat pain
  • Screw placement – Uses screws to stabilize part of the spine

Brain & Spine Tumor Surgery

Get advanced treatment options from skilled neurologists and oncologists who work together. If you have a benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumor that affects the brain or spinal cord, you can depend on our team for expert surgical care. You’ll also receive personal guidance from a nurse navigator and care tailored to your individual needs from our neurology and oncology specialists.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Whenever possible, your neurosurgeon will use minimally invasive techniques to do your procedure. This means you’ll enjoy a faster recovery with less risk of pain, bleeding or infection.

Your care team will help you learn how to prepare before surgery and what to expect during and after the procedure.

Stroke Treatment

Look to our hospitals for specialized stroke care that meets the highest standards.

Neurological Rehabilitation

After surgery, an injury or a neurological condition, regain your skills and independence with rehabilitation at one of our convenient locations near you.

Home Care

Take advantage of a full range of in-home services, including skilled nursing care, rehabilitation therapies and homemaking help.

Find a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon

Search online for a local brain and spine specialist at Adventist HealthCare or call 240-826-5700 to learn more about our services.

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