At HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood's Brain and Spine Center, we take a comprehensive, integrative and innovative approach in treating conditions of the nervous system, including the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-interventional radiologists, neuro-critical care intensivists and neuro nurse practitioners, working cohesively to provide expert, compassionate care for a wide range of spinal and back disorders.
Neurological conditions we treat include:
- Back pain caused by a range of conditions such as arthritis, stenosis or compression fractures
- Brain and spinal tumors, including pituitary or metastatic tumors, acoustic neuromas and colloid cysts
- Brain aneurysms
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal cord injury and fracture
Our neurological services
Our Brain & Spine Center offers:
- Dedicated neurosurgery operating room and neuro ICU
- Coordination of care by neuroscience nurse practitioners
- Image-guided surgery and advanced diagnostic imaging technology
- Minimally invasive endoscopic procedures resulting in a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay
- Full spectrum of conservative and non-invasive treatment options, including:
- Biofeedback therapy
- McKenzie spine therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Pain management
- Spine injections
Neurosurgeons at the Brain & Spine Center have experience backed by years of specialized training. Advanced technology facilitates the ability to perform complex procedures with delicate, minimally invasive techniques. Our experienced neurosurgeons conduct several types of neurological surgeries, from spinal fusions to craniotomies.
Our surgical technology includes:
- Stealth navigation system
- Zeiss Pentero microscopes
- State-of-the-art lighting and LED camera systems
Combining image-guided neurosurgery with MRI capabilities, HCA Houston Kingwood physicians can pinpoint the exact location of lesions in the brain. Patients with vascular malformations and tumors in the brain can benefit from pre-surgical embolization to reduce chances of bleeding during the surgery.
Orthopedic surgeons can provide excellent surgical treatment for many spinal conditions, but only neurosurgeons are trained on procedures related to the spinal dura, which is inside the lining of the spinal canal.
Surgeries for certain disorders and conditions therefore fall under neurosurgery, including spinal cord tumors, nerve root tumors, tumors at the junction of the base of the skull and upper cervical spine, syringomyelia, Chiari malformation, diplomyelia, tethered spinal cord, spina bifida, lipomyelomeningocele and spina bifida.
HCA Houston Kingwood is the only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Northeast Houston. In addition, our neurology program is a recipient of the American Stroke Association's Gold Plus and Target Honor Roll Elite and is stroke accredited by the DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc.
Every eighteen minutes an aneurysm ruptures and 40 percent of those who suffer an aneurysm will die within minutes. Our talented team of neurointensivists, neurointerventional radiologists and neurosurgeons are providing the multiple levels of care needed to detect, treat, and prevent the rupture of brain aneurysms.
If you have a family history of brain aneurysms, talk to your doctor about getting screened. This may include imaging tests such as a CT scan, CT Angiography scan, MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) or a cerebral angiogram.
Treatments include both surgery and interventional techniques, such as clipping and coil embolization.
Some patients who have experienced a neurological event need extra help during their recovery. We offer a comprehensive neurological and stroke rehabilitation program to help patients regain their strength and independence.
Neurological care at HCA Houston Healthcare
Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the treatment, function and diagnosis of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons often treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord, including stroke.Learn about Neurological care