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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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Brain and spine specialists in Panama City, Florida

Our team is committed to providing comprehensive care for neurological conditions.

The Brain Center at HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital offers board-certified neurologists who are equipped to perform advanced treatments for spine and brain conditions. We offer a wide range of treatments to help you get back to your active lifestyle.

Brain and spine conditions we treat

Our neurologists treat a variety of conditions affecting the brain and spine, including:

  • Chiari malformations
  • Entrapment neuropathies
  • Herniated discs
  • Intracerebral hemorrhages
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Strokes

Our neurological care program

From diagnosis through treatment, we work with each patient to determine the most efficient care plan.

Neurological treatments

Patients of The Brain Center have access to advanced surgical techniques, including robot-assisted procedures. Some of our neurological treatments include:

  • Anterior cervical fusion
  • Cranioplasty
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Spinal cord stimulator insertion
  • Vertebroplasty

Neurological rehabilitation

Following a neurological surgery or diagnosis, physical therapy and rehabilitation can help patients regain function and mobility. The Rehabilitation Center provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Our rehabilitation therapists are experienced in rehabilitating patients recovering from spine surgery, neurological disorders and other nervous system conditions.

Emergency stroke care

A stroke is caused by a sudden interruption of blood supply to or within the brain. Our emergency room (ER) staff is prepared 24/7 to treat patients with stroke symptoms.

Nationally recognized stroke care

Access to high-quality stroke care can mean the difference between life and death and the difference in a patient's quality of life. We are certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This designation recognizes our facility's excellence in the care of patients who have experienced a stroke.

Signs of a stroke

Immediately call 911 if you or someone else presents these stroke symptoms:

  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or difficulty understanding speech
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Sudden loss of balance or lack of coordination
  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking

Our neurology team

Our board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons work with a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Together, these experienced individuals form an accomplished staff which provides the best possible care for every patient.

Our neurology team includes:

  • Case managers
  • Licensed dietitians
  • Nurse technologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Physicians
  • Specially trained nurses
  • Volunteers

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