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Renowned neurological care in Houston and East Texas

Advanced neurological care tailored to you

St. Luke’s Health is committed to advancing neurology and neurosurgery medicine while helping our communities grow healthier and stronger. Our expertise and our belief in the power of humankindness allows us to care for patients with some of the most complex conditions. 

Our experienced board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons serve patients throughout our health system. No matter where you live or which location you choose, you can trust that we will provide the same patient-centered standards of quality care to everyone.

As a leader dedicated to the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with neurological and brain diseases, we provide a full range of services using breakthrough research and a collaborative approach with Baylor College of Medicine and other community partners. Our trusted team is committed to providing the compassionate, individualized care you need closer to home.

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A nationally recognized leader in neurology

A referral resource for the region, the Neuroscience Institute is home to nationally and internationally renowned neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other specialists who work together to provide compassionate, patient-centered care. And through collaboration and the translation of scientific discovery to patient care, our researchers are able to bring innovative treatments from lab to bedside faster than ever. As a result, our team is a recognized leader in advancing the standard of care and performing many firsts, including the first treatment of intracranial tumors in a clinical setting using CyberKnife®, a pain-free alternative to surgery, in Houston.  

Neurologic treatments we provide

Our neurosurgeons can treat even the most complex and rare neurological conditions with the services below:

  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Open microsurgery
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (Cyberknife and Gamma Knife)

What our neurologists can do for you

Frequently asked questions

A neurological disorder is a condition that affects the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. These disorders can cause a wide range of symptoms, depending on which part of the nervous system is affected.

Examples of neurological disorders include:

  1. Stroke: A sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain, which can cause paralysis, speech problems, and other symptoms.

  2. Parkinson's disease: A progressive disorder that affects movement, causing tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

  3. Epilepsy: A disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, which can range from brief periods of unconsciousness to convulsions that last several minutes.

  4. Multiple sclerosis: A chronic condition that affects the central nervous system, causing symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and difficulty with coordination and balance.

  5. Alzheimer's disease: A progressive disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior, and is the most common cause of dementia.

There are many other neurological disorders as well, including Huntington's disease, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease), and migraine headaches. Treatment options for neurological disorders vary depending on the specific condition and may include medications, surgery, and therapy.

There are several neurological disorders that can cause balance problems, including:

  1. Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder that affects movement and can cause stiffness, tremors, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

  2. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system and can cause a wide range of symptoms, including weakness, fatigue, and difficulty with coordination and balance.

  3. Vertigo is a type of dizziness that can cause a feeling of spinning or motion and can be caused by a variety of conditions, including inner ear disorders and neurological conditions.

  4. Cerebellar ataxia is a group of disorders that affect the cerebellum, a part of the brain that controls balance and coordination. Symptoms can include difficulty with balance, walking, and fine motor skills.

  5. Stroke is a sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain, which can cause a range of symptoms, including balance problems and difficulty walking.

Other neurological disorders that can cause balance problems include brain tumors, Alzheimer's disease, and Huntington's disease. Treatment options for balance problems depend on the underlying cause and may include medications, physical therapy, and surgery.

The most common neurological disorder is migraine headaches. Migraines are estimated to affect approximately 1 billion people worldwide and are characterized by recurrent episodes of moderate to severe headache pain that can last for several hours or even days.

The term "neurologically intact" means that there are no signs or symptoms of neurological damage or dysfunction. It indicates that the individual's nervous system is functioning normally and there are no neurological deficits or abnormalities.

A person who is neurologically intact will have normal reflexes, coordination, sensation, and muscle strength. They will not show signs of paralysis, tremors, or other involuntary movements. Additionally, they will have intact cognitive function, including memory, attention, language, and problem-solving skills.

Neurologically intact can also refer to the absence of any structural abnormalities in the brain or nervous system, as seen on imaging studies such as an MRI or CT scan.

Overall, being neurologically intact is a positive indication of good nervous system function and overall health.

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U.S. News & World Report

U.S News & World Report has recognized Baylor St. Luke's Health Medical Center as one of the best hospitals for several specialties.