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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.

Neurological care in Davie, Florida

When you need neurological care in South Florida, the specialists at HCA Florida University Hospital are here for you — from evaluation and diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation.

Our goal is to help patients live a pain-free lifestyle without limitations from their neurological conditions. We aim to provide high-level individualized care in a compassionate environment while promoting patient recovery and positive clinical outcomes. Additionally, our neurosurgical specialists work with our hospital's emergency room (ER) team to provide lifesaving care for neurological medical emergencies, such as strokes and an array of spinal emergencies.

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Neurological conditions we treat

We offer access to board-certified neurosurgeons who offer treatment for a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Cerebrovascular accidents
  • Chiari malformation
  • Colloid cysts
  • Degenerative disc diseases
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infections and abscesses
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Muscle weakness and tumors
  • Spine conditions and disorders, including fractures, trauma and scoliosis
  • Spine tumors
  • Strokes
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (chronic facial pain)

Neurological treatments and services we offer

We provide a full spectrum of neurological services to care for different types of conditions affecting the brain and spine.

Advanced stroke care

Our hospital is recognized by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We offer full-service stroke care to patients coming through our emergency room (ER). When local emergency medical services (EMS) teams inform us of an incoming patient with stroke symptoms, we call a "stroke alert." This protocol allows for an expedited evaluation and treatment process.

We offer lifesaving treatment options for patients experiencing ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. We administer a clot-busting drug — tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) — to break up blood clots causing an ischemic stroke.

Spine care

Our neurosurgeons work collaboratively with orthopedic surgeons to provide care for acute and chronic conditions affecting the spine. Our spine care services include nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy and pain management and minimally invasive procedures.

Neurosurgery (surgical treatment for neurological conditions)

When your condition requires further treatment, our neurosurgeons may recommend a surgical option. In these cases, we offer access to specialized neurosurgeons in our HCA Florida network who blend science, precision and training and support patients through their surgery, rehabilitation and recovery.

Neurosurgical procedures can include:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy, fusion and replacement
  • Brain biopsy for tumor identification
  • Brain tumor excision and resection
  • Burr hole and craniotomy for subdural hematoma
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Chiari malformation decompression
  • Cranial shunt placement
  • Excision of skull-based cysts and tumors
  • Kyphoplasty lead placements
  • Lumbar and cervical instrumentation revision
  • Lumbar interbody fusions
  • Microsurgical decompression
  • Microsurgical discectomy
  • Minimally invasive microsurgical compression and disc
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Scoliosis/deformity and spine reconstructive surgery
  • SCS placement

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Patients may require continued care through physical therapy and rehabilitation following a neurosurgical procedure or a neurosurgical diagnosis. Our inpatient rehab team includes licensed occupational, physical and speech therapists who aid patients in their recoveries. Rehab helps patients relearn daily living activities and regain strength.

Our neurological care team

Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, vascular surgeons, neurologists, emergency physicians and radiologists.

We also have a nursing unit dedicated to caring for patients with neurological conditions. The nursing team works closely with physicians and other team members to provide close monitoring and specialized treatment.