At the HCA Midwest Health Neuroscience Institute, we are committed to delivering the best that medicine can offer and integrated, compassionate and personalized care for each and every patient.
- Aneurysm/CVA Program at Research Medical Center
- Brain and Spine Tumor Programs at Research Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center
- Chronic Headache/Migraine
- Epilepsy Center at Menorah Medical Center
- Joint-Commission Accredited Primary Stroke Centers at Centerpoint Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Research Medical Center
- Spine Care and Spine Surgery at Centerpoint Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Research Medical Center
- Movement Disorders/Parkinson’s Programs at Centerpoint Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center
- Memory Loss at Research Medical Center
- Sleep disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Management at Centerpoint Medical Center
A neurologist is a medical doctor or osteopath trained in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of disorders and diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Neurologists may perform examinations of the nerves in the head and neck, muscle strength/movement, balance, ambulation, reflexes, sensations, memory, speech, language, or other cognitive abilities. They also use diagnostic tools such as:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyelogram (EMG)
- Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nerve conduction study (NCS)
- Spinal tap
Neurologists frequently consult with neurosurgeons and other neurosciences staff.
Neurosurgeons surgically treat and eliminate physical causes of diseases and disorders related to the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Neurosurgeons frequently conference with other team members about challenging cases. We provide complete neurosurgery services for conditions including:
Specialized radiologists image the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The pictures are used to assist other specialists such as neurologists and neurosurgeons with diagnosis. Neuroradiologists must have more than two years of additional training to be certified.
Neuroradiologists help to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, head, neck, and vascular system. Neuroradiologists consult with neurologists, internists, neurosurgeons and radiation therapists, ensuring a precise diagnosis of the patient. Frequently, neuroradiologists use tools and tests including:
- Catheter Angiography
- Coil placement
- CT scan
- Functional MRI
- MR spectroscopy
- Stent placement
Interventional neuroradiology is a relatively new but growing specialty that uses minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat disorders of the blood vessels of the spine, neck and head. Neurointerventional specialists are trained to use special non-surgical technologies or procedures to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders related to the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These procedures and technologies use image-guided catheters to treat the brain and spine without the use of surgical incisions.
Working closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists use microcatheters, stents, balloons and similar devices to diagnose/treat aneurysm, vascular formations, clots, strokes and other issues. In the past, certain conditions that would have required open surgery such as aneurysms, vascular malformations, and tumors of the head, brain, neck and spine can now be considered for a minimally invasive procedure that uses the veins and arteries of the body to reach the problem.