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Neurological care

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

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Neurologists and neurosurgeons in Aventura, Florida

When any part of your nervous system requires care, you want highly specialized treatment tailored to your needs.

At HCA Florida Aventura Hospital, we have an experienced neurology team — including neurologists and neurosurgeons — dedicated to providing you with individualized care. Using the latest technological advances, our specialists work together to diagnose and treat strokes, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. We are here to listen to you, answer your questions and craft an effective care plan that works for you and restores your quality of life.

Neurological conditions we treat

Our specialists treat a wide range of diseases and disorders affecting the body's nervous system, which includes the brain, spine and nerves. Some conditions we treat include:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Chronic neck, arm, leg and back pain
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Head and spine trauma
  • Herniated discs
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Spine deformities
  • Spine tumors
  • Strokes

Our neurological treatments and services

From diagnostics to advanced neurosurgery, our neurological care team offers comprehensive services for neurological conditions.

Brain tumor care

Brain tumors are defined as a growth or mass in the brain and can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Our neurological care team offers a comprehensive approach to treating brain tumors by successfully extracting brain tumors and continuing the plan of care through chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Spine care

Patients come to the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at our hospital for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of spine conditions. Our multidisciplinary spine team works together to provide personalized care to restore your spine health.

Stroke care

As one of the only hospitals in Miami-Dade County to receive designation as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, we provide patients with advanced stroke treatment. We offer the highest continuum of care, from preventive medicine and diagnostics to surgery and rehabilitation.

Neurointervention

Neurointervention is a subspecialty of neurological care. It specializes in the treatment of neurological disorders using minimally invasive techniques with angiography machines. Where neurosurgeons traditionally make an incision, a neurointerventionist can treat a disease endovascularly, or from within the blood vessels, by threading catheters to the brain and spinal cord.

Biplane angiography

This noninvasive diagnostic procedure produces high-quality images of the same area from different angles. Used in conjunction with a cone-beam computerized tomography (CT) scan, the biplane unit can also generate real-time, 3D views that enable physicians to perform complex, catheter-based vascular procedures, especially in the brain and other areas of the body with small, delicate blood vessels.

Carotid stenting

For our patients who have experienced a stroke or require a stroke prevention option, we perform a minimally invasive procedure called carotid stenting. This procedure opens the clogged carotid arteries, which are the main arteries that supply blood to the brain.

This procedure may be recommended to patients who are not healthy enough to undergo conventional carotid surgery and/or patients with the following conditions:

  • A carotid artery with 70 percent blockage or more
  • A history of heart problems
  • A history of strokes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Unstable angina

Coiling of aneurysms

Blood clots that cause bleeding in the brain can be removed using coiling, a minimally invasive endovascular procedure. Our surgeons use this procedure to isolate the aneurysm from the normal circulation without narrowing the main vessel or blocking off any arteries.

Embolization

Embolization is a minimally invasive treatment which uses materials to block affected blood vessels and stop bleeding in order to shrink tumors or block aneurysms.

Intracranial stenting

Intracranial stenting is a procedure for patients who have an aneurysm or intracranial atherosclerotic disease. This procedure treats wide-necked aneurysms by supporting coils used to fill an aneurysm or by diverting the blood flow away from an aneurysm. Stents provide the structure needed for a blood vessel to maintain healthy blood flow and reduce the risk of ruptures.

Neurosurgery

Neurological surgery or “neurosurgery” is the surgical specialty concerned with treating diseases and disorders of the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. When nonsurgical care is not an effective treatment option, our neurosurgeons offer a wide range of surgical procedures.

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) treatment

AVM is a tangle of blood vessels that disrupts normal blood flow. We offer various treatment options for AVMs, including surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and endovascular embolization.

Deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation is a surgical option for patients with tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor or multiple sclerosis. This treatment involves implanting a pacemaker that sends electrical impulses to inactivate the parts of the brain which cause symptoms.

Neurological rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation is often an essential step of recovering from a neurological disease, event or surgery. This is why we offer specialized rehabilitative care through our physical therapy and rehabilitation program. Our therapists create a personalized therapy program to help you maximize function and independence.

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