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.