Providing Innovative Neurology and Neurosurgery Solutions
When your brain, spine or nervous system is injured or at risk, you want to know that your neuroscience team is at the top of their field with access to the latest technology. You’ll find the advanced care you need at the Tulane Health System Neuroscience Center.
Disorders of the nervous system can affect your entire body and threaten your life or your independence. Treatment and management is likely to involve many different healthcare providers and multiple specialties. The Tulane Neuroscience Center provides access to all our neuroscience specialists – from neurologists to neurosurgeons – in one convenient location.
Our team draws from all the resources of Tulane Medical Center to meet your needs in a caring, supportive environment. We are partners with the Tulane University School of Medicine’s Center for Clinical Neurosciences, where our physicians train many of our nation’s neurosurgeons and neurologists. Because we’re part of an academic medical center, you will have access to clinical trials of innovative new treatments, if you decide to participate.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologists and neurosurgeons work with other specialists and professionals, and with you and your primary care doctor, from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation. Our respected team has access to the latest technology and equipment, such as:
- The Neuropace RNS system, for preventing epileptic seizures where and when they happen
- 24/7 neurointerventional medicine to diagnose and treat some disorders without surgery
- Advanced surgical instruments and methods that limit tissue damage and reduce risks and recovery times
- A comprehensive stroke center—one of only two in the area
We understand the challenges and decisions you and your family could be facing. We’ll help you understand what to expect, and we can guide you to the services, support and resources you need here at Tulane Medical Center and in the community.
Conditions We Treat
Tulane Medical Center is committed to providing and advancing care for all kinds of injuries and disorders of the brain, spine or nervous system, such as:
- Brain tumors and neuro-oncology
- Chronic pain
- Headache and migraine
- Memory and aging
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Spinal disorders
- Stroke and cerebrovascular disorders
Specialties and Services
At Tulane Neuroscience Center, you’ll have access to a multispecialty team—neurologists and neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, physiatrists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and others. We have one of the most respected teams in the region, working in a revered academic medical center committed to advancing care in our community and beyond. Our team members, from clinicians to office staff, will treat you and your family with compassion and respect.
We have specialists and technology dedicated to:
- Neurosurgery, a highly specialized field dealing with surgical treatment of the brain, spine or nervous system. Neurosurgeons complete about 15 years of higher education. Our neurosurgeons are fellowship-trained and board-certified, and many are specially trained in minimally invasive procedures with much smaller incisions and faster recovery times than conventional surgery.
- Neurology, the branch of medicine focusing on diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, nerves and spinal cord. Our neurologists are at the top of their field and use advanced technology and extensive experience to pinpoint problems and find the best options for treatment or management.
- Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, which uses the latest technology to improve neurological conditions that affect one’s quality of life. Typically, functional neurosurgical techniques are used to treat conditions such as movement disorders, epilepsy and chronic pain.
- Neuroimaging, using advanced techniques and technology to create images of the structure or activity of the brain or other part of the nervous system. Examples are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), electroencephalogy (EEG), electromyography (EMG), electronystagmography (ENG), evoked potentials and intraoperative EEG monitoring.
- Neurointerventional radiology, using advanced imaging and guidance techniques to navigate catheters and other devices through veins and arteries. Neurointerventional radiology can prevent the need for more extensive surgery, with its increased risks and longer recovery times. We have specialists who are highly trained and experienced in neurointerventional techniques.
- Neurocritical care in our dedicated neurointensive care unit, for severe, life-threatening conditions, such as stroke, brain tumors, brain or spinal trauma, or bleeding around the brain.
Talk to Your Doctor
In most cases, you’ll need a referral from your primary care physician to make an appointment at the Tulane Neuroscience Center. Talk to your doctor about it, and once you have a referral, you or your doctor can call (504) 988-5561 to make an appointment.
Many organizations and agencies focus on conditions and treatment of the brain, spine or nervous system. Make sure any online sources and other resources you use are reliable. Here are a few places to start.
Medline Plus, from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine has information on the brain and nerves, neurological disorders and related topics.
The National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke has a wide range of information on specific conditions and their treatment.