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Neurological care

Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and function of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord.

Neurologists in Dallas, Texas

You don't have to manage your neurological condition alone. Let's explore options together.

The Brain & Spine Institute at Medical City Dallas delivers innovative care in a state-of-the-art environment. Our hospital is nationally renowned for our expert treatment of rare and complex neurological and spine conditions.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Related specialties

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Neurological conditions we treat

Our specialists provide expert treatment for rare and complex neurological and spine conditions, including:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Adenoma
  • Basilar invagination
  • Brainstem tumor
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous hemangioma
  • Cavernous neuralgia
  • Cerebral tumor
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak
  • Chiari malformation
  • Chondroma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Colloid cyst
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dermoid tumor
  • Encephalocele
  • Epidermoid tumor
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial hemispasm
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Gangliocytomas
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Glioma
  • Glomus jugulare
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Lower cranial nerve schwannoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Olfactory neuroblastoma
  • Orbital tumor
  • Osteoma
  • Paranasal sinus cancer
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Petrous apex lesions
  • Pineal tumor
  • Pineocytoma
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Rathke’s cleft cyst
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Strokes
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Our neurological program

Our experienced neurologists deliver innovative and compassionate care in a comfortable, safe environment. 

Brain tumor treatment

We offers world-class treatment for all types of malignant and benign brain tumors, including acoustic neuroma, meningioma and tumors caused by brain cancer.

Specialized neurosurgical teams

Our hospital is home to a team of research-driven, fellowship-trained brain surgeons with more than 30 years of experience in skull base surgeries and more than 1,000 surgeries performed. Skull base surgeons provide you with a wide array of therapeutic and surgical options focused on the least amount of brain manipulation and aggressive tumor removal. The minimally invasive techniques of skull base surgery can offer faster recovery time with fewer side effects and less visible scarring.

Our hospital also has an advanced neurosurgical/neurovascular intensive care unit (NVICU), where dedicated teams of intensive care physicians and nurses monitor you 24/7. Our nurses and staff are specially trained to care for you before, during and after neurosurgery.

The brain tumor care team at our institute includes neuro-certified nurses and expert clinicians, in addition to:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurotologists
  • Skull base otolaryngologists
  • Oculoplastic surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists

We offer advanced care for challenging neurological conditions with innovative treatment options, including:

  • Advanced endoscopic methods — These methods include the endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal approach.
  • Clinical trials — Our trials are leading edge treatments through our partnerships with cancer institutes.
  • Fluorescence-guided imaging — An imaging process that uses special fluorescent markers (such as 5-ALA) to help precisely identify the borders of a tumor. This procedure can aid in full removal of the tumor while minimizing risk to the surrounding brain.
  • Immunotherapy — This is a biological therapy using your own immune system to help fight against disease, such as cancer.
  • Minimally invasive skull base surgery — This procedure uses an endoscopic techniques to capture detailed images of the brain and allow surgeons to detect and correct problems without making large incisions.
  • Noninvasive robotic radiosurgery — This technologically advanced nonsurgical treatment option may benefit you if you have inoperable or surgically complex tumors or you desire an alternative to surgery.
  • Proton therapy — A type of targeted brain tumor radiation, proton therapy offers more powerful treatment capabilities with fewer side effects.
  • Targeted chemotherapy — A type of cancer treatment, this therapy treats only the cancerous cells and avoids healthy ones.
  • Traditional open surgery — This procedure is surgery that uses incisions to get a fuller view of how cancer has spread.

The goal of our multidisciplinary teams of physicians and specialists is always to provide the least-invasive treatment options that will offer the best possible results while minimizing risk to delicate brain and nerve structures.

Advanced treatment for acoustic neuroma

Acoustic neuroma, also called vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous tumor that develops on the nerve that leads from the inner ear to the brain.

Our specialists have extensive expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of acoustic neuroma. We will discuss available treatment options with you and together, you’ll decide on a plan that will be designed to give you the best possible outcome for your specific tumor type. Treatment options include regular monitoring, radiation therapy and surgery to remove the tumor.

To preserve and protect important structures during surgery, including the brain and nerves, our specialists have pioneered techniques to treat acoustic neuroma without using retractors. This can help to preserve facial nerve function, hearing and eyesight while minimizing the risk of injury to the brain.

Advanced treatment for meningioma

Meningioma is a type of brain tumor that most often develops in the covering of the brain, called the dura mater. Our oncologist will discuss available treatment options with you and together, you’ll agree on a plan of action. Surgical resection (traditional surgery to remove all or part of the tissue) offers the best chance for complete tumor removal and the lowest chance of recurrence.

While there are risks and benefits to all treatment options, our specialists have developed minimally invasive methods for meningioma resection that can reduce incision size, bone removal and risk of neurologic injury. This minimally invasive approach helps to preserve brain tissue and may result in faster recovery times and reduced complication rates.

If you are not a candidate for surgery, our multidisciplinary teams of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists offer focused-beam radiation, also called stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Unlike more traditional radiation treatments, SRS provides high doses of targeted radiation within the tumor while reducing the amount of radiation directed at surrounding brain tissue.

Advanced treatment for pituitary tumors

Our hospital's brain tumor team offers a multidisciplinary approach that provides expertise in all areas related to your complex condition. This includes specialists in endocrinology, ophthalmology and neurosurgery. Our experts will work with you to create a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for your specific needs.

Pituitary tumors are frequently removed using the endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal approach. This specialized, minimally invasive technique enables the removal of the tumor with cameras placed through the nose and sinuses with no external incision.

To learn more about treatment options, please call our brain tumor Coordinator at (972) 566-7411.

Stroke care

If you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke, the Level I Stroke Center we offer high-quality, comprehensive care. We are certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare. Our neurovascular unit is equipped with advanced technology and a multidisciplinary team to provide lifesaving treatment. The stroke team includes:

  • Interventional neuroradiologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Stroke neurologists
  • Specially-trained stroke nurses

Epilepsy treatment

Our Level 4 Epilepsy Center is dedicated to helping people take control of their lives with personalized epilepsy care. As a member of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, we treat both adults and children with epilepsy and complex neurological disorders.

In addition to having one of the lowest nurse-to-patient ratios in the country, our epilepsy center care team includes:

  • Electroneurodiagnostic technologists
  • Nationally recognized epileptologists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons

As part of our approach, this team of specialists discusses and evaluates a broad range of treatment options, including anti-epileptic medications, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and neurosurgery. If you need surgery or other overnight care, you will stay in private rooms. Your family members and loved ones are welcome to stay as well.

To learn more about the services we offer at our Level 4 Epilepsy Center, please call (972) 566-7411.

Scoliosis and Advanced Spine Center

The Medical City Scoliosis and Advanced Spine Center, located inside Medical City Spine Hospital, is a leading spine center in our region. The orthopedic doctors in our spine care program provide the care needed to help you return to a full life.

Tarlov cyst center

Medical City Spine Hospital is home to a multidisciplinary neurosurgical care team with specialized expertise in diagnosing and treating various types of symptomatic meningeal cysts, including Tarlov cysts.

Pediatric neurologists

When your child needs pediatric neurological care, you can turn to the team at Medical City Children's Hospital to provide diagnoses and treatments for conditions from Chiari malformations to arachnoid cysts. In addition, we are also equipped to provide pediatric epilepsy monitoring and personalized treatment services for children.

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Our Neurological care Locations

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Medical City Dallas Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000

Currently Viewing:

Medical City Dallas Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000
Medical City Children's Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000

0.1 miles

Medical City Spine Hospital
11990 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243
 (972) 940 - 8000

0.4 miles