When you need help for a disorder or injury of the brain, spine or nerves, the quality of your healthcare takes on new significance. You want to be in the most capable hands from multiple specialties. You need access to advanced technology and techniques, and care that is compassionate, convenient and coordinated.
HCA Midwest Health is committed to providing all that, with neuroscience services at seven hospitals and access to some of the most cutting-edge clinical trials in the region.
You’ll have access to a team of more than 30 specialists, as well as specially trained clinical and support staff, including:
- Neurologists and neurosurgeons. These doctors have extensive training and experience in diagnosing, treating and managing neurological disorders.
- Neuroradiologists. These specialists in different kinds of imaging of the brain, spine and neurovascular system can help identify blood clots, tumors and other problems. They also help the team see nerves and other structures during some kinds of surgery and treatment.
- Physiatrists. Also called physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) doctors, these specialists treat conditions of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
- Advanced practice nurses (APNs). These registered nurses have completed additional education and training in a specialty, and can act as primary care providers and write prescriptions.
- Physician assistants. These professionals have advanced training and support the team in conducting examinations, developing treatment plans, making rounds and more. They assist in surgery and may talk to you about preventive care, what to expect after treatment and what to do at home.
The team works together and discusses patient cases, tapping multidisciplinary expertise to speed an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment and management plan just for you. With advanced techniques and technology, we can offer treatment options specific to your needs and preferences. And with access to all the resources of HCA Midwest Health, you can get all the services and care you need after surgery or other treatment and as you continue to recover.
Examples of our advanced diagnosis and treatment options include:
- The HCA Midwest Health Neuroscience Institute. This center at Research Medical Center brings diverse specialists and program together to diagnose and treat conditions of the brain, spine and nerves.
- Accredited Primary Stroke Centers. Our stroke centers at Centerpoint Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Research Medical Center are certified by the Joint Commission.
- The region’s only Gamma Knife. This tool uses precisely targeted beams of radiation to treat tumors, clots and other abnormalities without conventional surgery.
- Aneurysm/CVA Program. This program at Research Medical Center offers highly specialized treatment for brain aneurysms and cerebrovascular accidents (CVA).
- Brain and spine tumor programs. We offer comprehensive treatment for brain and spine tumors at Research Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
- Epilepsy center at Menorah Medical Center. Our specialists can help you manage epilepsy and prevent recurrent seizures.
- Spine care and spine surgery. We offer comprehensive spine care at Centerpoint Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.
- The Center for Relief of Pain. This program at Research Medical Center treats and manages all kinds of chronic pain.
- The Center for Facial Pain. This program at Research Medical Center treats trigeminal neuralgia and other types of facial pain.
- Movement disorders/Parkinson’s programs. Our programs at Centerpoint Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center can help you manage movement disorders with advanced technology and treatment options.
- Memory loss treatment and management. Research Medical Center offers treatment and management, as well as resources for families and caretakers.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion management at Centerpoint Medical Center. We can help you manage severe symptoms and make the most of your capabilities.
- Deep brain stimulation (DMS). This procedure uses a device called a neurostimulator to treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
- Microvascular decompression. This complex surgical procedure helps to stop facial pain while preserving surrounding nerve tissue.
- NeuroPace RNS® system. The RNS (responsive neurostimulation) system features a tiny device, implanted under your scalp, that can prevent epileptic seizures when they are about to happen.
- Neuroscience ICU. The Neuro ICU at Research Medical Center is devoted to the care of patients with immediately life-threatening neurological conditions.
Talk to Your Doctor
In most cases, you’ll need a referral from your primary care physician to make an appointment for neuroscience care at our hospitals. Talk to your doctor about it and ask for a referral for the services and location you need.