Expert, Personalized Neurology Care
If you or a loved one has a neurological disorder, it’s normal to be nervous about the treatment process and what to expect. You don’t have to go through this process alone. Our team of caring professionals in Baystate Health’s Department of Neurosciences is here to help.
You’ll work closely with your care team to create a treatment plan that’s unique to you and personalized for your condition. We’ll be there to answer your questions and guide you through your treatment and beyond.
Our Neurological Treatment Options
We are leaders in western Massachusetts in the treatment of neurological disorders. Our Level 1 trauma center lets us care for patients with complex spine fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other traumatic neurological injuries when other providers can’t. And we have the only facility in the area that offers pediatric neurosurgery: Baystate Children’s Hospital.
Our neurologists offer a class of treatments called neurointerventions. These are procedures we perform through a catheter — a long, flexible tube we insert into a blood vessel. Our neurologists can use tiny tools they pass through the catheter to complete many complex procedures, including:
- Aneurysm (weakened, bulged area of an artery) treatment
- Embolism (sudden blocking of an artery, usually by a blood clot) treatment
- Stent (a metal or plastic tube that keeps a blood vessel open) placement
We also offer several types of therapeutic injections to relieve pain and improve the symptoms of some neurological disorders. These injections can last for several weeks to several months at a time, and you’ll work with your doctor to create a regular injection schedule that meets your needs.
Some of the many other neurological and neurosurgical treatments we offer include:
- Deep-brain stimulation to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, as well as epilepsy
- Emergency treatment of strokes and aneurysms, including noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques
- Hearing services
- Intraoperative CT (computed tomography) scans for spine and cranial surgeries
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Minimally invasive techniques to treat cerebral hemorrhages
Your treatment plan may also include rehabilitation, both as a treatment approach of its own and also to help you recover. Some of our rehabilitation options include: