When people think of neurosciences, they often associate this branch of
medicine with the brain, but neurosciences actually involves the entire
nervous system with a heavy focus on both the brain and spinal cord, which
comprise the central nervous system. The Neurosciences Program at Good
Samaritan Hospital covers some of the most serious neurological disorders
and has accreditation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.
This program features a dynamic interdisciplinary staff to address a wide
range of conditions, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy,
and spinal disorders. Below, you can get to know more about our state-of-the-art
neurosciences care in San Jose.
With many neurological conditions, the goal of treatment is to minimize
symptoms and increase the quality of life for patients. The reason for
this approach is that a number of conditions affecting the central nervous
system are progressive conditions that cause ongoing damage to the body.
While research continues to improve the treatment of these conditions,
there are some proven modalities representing the sophisticated technology
featured in our hospital.
Spine surgery – Chronic back pain is often best treated by a neurosurgeon, who can perform
minimally invasive procedures to correct physical abnormalities or injuries
in the spine that put pressure on the spinal cord. When the nerves of
the spinal cord are impeded by spine injuries, symptoms may be seen throughout
the body, not just in the back.
Deep brain stimulation – Deep brain stimulation is a specialized procedure that may be used in the
treatment of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease among other
conditions. This treatment delivers small electric shocks to specific
areas of the brain to render damaged areas of the brain inactive. This
can significantly reduce disruptive symptoms such as tremors, rigidity,
or even seizures.
Neuro-interventional surgery – Neuro-interventional surgery deals with neurovascular conditions such as
aneurysms, brain tumors, stroke, and intracranial hemorrhage. Neuro-interventional
procedures are minimally invasive, often performed through a catheter
with incisions about the size of a nickel.
Personalized Care and Diagnoses
At Good Samaritan Hospital, patient care is focused both on advanced care
technologies and exceptional patient comfort. Our team works closely with
each patient and their families to create a care plan that addresses the
unique concerns of every case within our state-of-the-art facilities.
To learn more about our ever-growing Neurosciences Program and the other
specialized services offered at Good Samaritan Hospital, call our Consult-A-Nurse
healthcare referral line at (888) 724-2362. Our nurses will answer your
call 24/7 to provide physician referrals or detailed information about
our service lines.