Delivering the precise care your brain and spine need.
- Primary Stroke Center certified by Joint Commission
- Nationally recognized for expert stroke care treatment
- Comprehensive team including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and more
At Parker Adventist Hospital, we have skilled neurosurgeons with expertise to choose the right treatment choice based on an individual's needs. We have a specialized intensive care unit where the nursing staff is trained and skilled in giving the best care to the neuroscience patient.
Neurodiagnostics available include:
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction (EMG/NCS)
- Evoked Potential Studies (EP Studies)
Parker Adventist Hospital Neurodiagnostics Lab
To schedule an appointment, contact the neurodiagnostics lab directly.
Combining the latest technology with the talents and expertise of world-class surgeons, specialized nurses, dedicated surgical teams, in-depth patient educators and therapy experts, our state-of-the-art spine surgery program is able to offer a complete continuum of care that is tailored specifically to the unique needs of our patients.
Stryker Navigational Cranial software: This image guided neurosurgery technology allows the neurosurgeon to better define anatomical landmarks and pathological structures for a safer and more complete tumor removal.
Pantero Microscope: A revolutionary microscope for neuro and spine surgery with optimum optics and integrated digital visualization.
Deep Brain Stimulation
What is Deep Brain Stimulation?
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy is used to treat disabling neurological symptoms, most commonly found in Parkinson’s disease, such as tremor, rigidity, slowed movement, and gait problems. This therapy can also be used in patients suffering from essential tremor, dystonia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
DBS involves surgically implanting a lead (also called an electrode) in the patient’s brain. The lead is then connected to a pulse generator (battery pack) implanted under the skin near the collarbone. Impulses from the pulse generator interfere with and block the electrical signals that trigger motion disorders.
What are the benefits of DBS?
While DBS treats many aspects of Parkinson’s disease, the primary benefits are reduced tremor and rigidity, reduced medication dosage and improved facial expression and voluntary movement. DBS has been used in more than 100,000 patients over the last
two decades and has been proven to be more effective than treatment with medication alone. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that DBS can prolong life. Deep Brain Stimulation is possibly the single most effective treatment for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.
Most patients see immediate benefits from DBS. While DBS is not a cure, the benefits are in the quality and quantity of life it affords patients. DBS allows patients to return to normal activities or to work and helps patients maintain their independence.
Our dedicated neurosurgical operating rooms utilize state of the art technology during cases including:
- Stryker Navigational Cranial software: This image guided neurosurgery technology allows the neurosurgeon to better define anatomical landmarks and pathological structures for a safer and more complete tumor removal.
- Pantero Microscope: A revolutionary microscope for neuro and spine surgery with optimum optics and integrated digital visualization.
We take a multi-disciplinary approach to help patients achieve their highest level of function and independence. By offering all three rehabilitation disciplines in one location, our physical, occupational, and speech therapists provide a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment program to meet each person's needs.
Center for Therapy at Parker Adventist Hospital
We offer a variety of specialized treatments for a number of neurological conditions.