Neurology & Neurosurgery Services

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Conditions & Treatments

At University Hospitals, our neurological team has the expertise to treat the full spectrum of neurological disorders, from minor issues to highly complex conditions. We determine the most appropriate care for your unique needs, working with your primary care physician and other specialists to coordinate your treatment.

Our board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons have in-depth experience in a range of disorders, allowing them to expertly diagnose any condition and begin appropriate treatment.

Conditions we treat include:


State-of-the-Art Technology for Advanced Neurological Treatment

UH Neurological Institute is one of only a few institutions in the country to offer patients all the following technologies:

  • Proton therapy: A highly advanced technique that allows radiation oncologists to target tumors with the maximum cancer-destroying capabilities of radiation while decreasing damage to healthy tissue and organs
  • NeuroBlate® system: A revolutionary technology that destroys brain tumors using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser; our institute is one of only a handful in the world that offers NeuroBlate (formerly called AutoLITT)
  • CyberKnife®: A painless, noninvasive technique for treating tumors and lesions previously considered untreatable
  • Gamma Knife: The most accurate form of stereotactic radiosurgery for the brain; this technology pinpoints one area with numerous radiation beams without damaging surrounding healthy tissue
  • Electromyography (EMG) lab: Helps identify causes of numbness, paralysis, muscle weakness or spasm, providing an accurate road map for treatment planning
  • Autonomic lab: Tests the performance of nerves traveling from the brain to various major organs, like the heart, stomach and bladder
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS): Manages tremors, movement and walking problems via surgical implantation of electrodes in the brain and pulse generators in the upper chest just beneath the collarbones
  • Spinal cord stimulation: Uses spinal cord neurostimulators that deliver targeted chronic pain management. The neurostimulator is inserted under the skin through a small incision in the upper buttock, while the long-term lead is implanted in the epidural space of the spinal cord
  • Intrathecal drug delivery: Also known as the "pain pump" or “baclofen pump,” this simple procedure uses a small pump to deliver medication directly to a patient's spinal cord. The pump is placed under the abdominal skin through a minimally invasive procedure and delivers medication through a catheter to the area around the spinal cord.
  • Surgical treatment of epilepsy: Seizures that do not respond to pharmaceutical management may be reduced or eliminated through epilepsy surgery. Advances in presurgical diagnostic techniques, including brainmapping, expand therapeutic options to a larger percentage of epileptic patients.
  • Surgical treatment of facial pain: Accurately identifies source of pain before devising customized surgical treatments; surgical solutions are available to relieve pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia, multiple sclerosis, tumors and a variety of other neuropathies.
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