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 specialists across Florida
When you need neurological care, you want access to specialists you can trust — who are also as close to home as possible.
At HCA Florida Physicians, a network of collaborative providers, we deliver just that. We have neurologists and neurosurgeons standing by to help within our neurological clinics and practices throughout Florida. This means we likely have neurological specialists — doctors who diagnose and treat brain, spine and nervous system conditions — close to where you work or live.
Neurological disorders and conditions we treat
Our neurological specialists treat a wide range of brain, spine and nervous system conditions and disorders, including:
- Arm and leg pain, numbness and weakness
- Back pain (acute and chronic)
- Brain trauma
- Brain and spinal tumors (cancerous and noncancerous)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Compression fractures
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
- Disc herniation
- Intracranial lesions
- Movement disorders
- Neck pain
- Spinal deformities
- Spinal fractures
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal trauma
- Spondylolisthesis (spinal instability)
Our neurological treatments and services
We offer comprehensive neurological health services, while making sure you have access to the type of care that is just right for you.
Brain and spinal tumor treatment
Brain and spinal tumors can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous). At HCA Florida Physicians, we have the expert physicians, resources and state-of-the-art technologies to treat both malignant and benign tumors.
Our neurological care teams work together — and with other specialists, as needed — for diagnostics, treatments and therapies as part of your comprehensive brain tumor care. This type of multidisciplinary care is essential to treat the tumor as well as any neurological complications (such as the tumor putting pressure on surrounding nerves) that may happen because of it.
Our neurologists and neurosurgeons collaborate with our network's cancer specialists to offer complete neuro-oncology treatment for malignant spine tumors and brain cancer. This allows us to deliver a highly specialized plan of care, including advanced cancer treatments.
Together with our network's cancer treatment program, we offer you complete care — from diagnosis and treatment through survivorship.
Through our spine care program, we offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatments for diseases and disorders of the spine. Our specialists provide nonsurgical and surgical care for conditions affecting the whole spine, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
Sometimes, medications, physical therapy and other noninvasive treatments can alleviate pain or discomfort from spine conditions. However, if nonsurgical means don't resolve your condition or pain, spine surgery may be suggested.
Our neurosurgeons specialize in the surgical intervention and treatment of neurological conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system. They use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, such as laser, endoscopic and robotic surgery.
Minimally invasive techniques involve small incisions, which typically lead to faster recoveries so you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Some of the brain surgeries we perform include:
- Brain tumor surgery
- Cerebral-spinal shunts
- Chiari malformation surgery
- Surgery of the skull base
- Deep brain stimulation
- Pituitary gland tumor excision
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (also called knifeless surgery)
Some of the spine surgeries we perform include:
- Disc replacement surgery
- Spinal compression fracture repair
- Spinal discectomy
- Spinal fusion
- Spinal internal fixation
- Spinal reconstructive surgery
- Ulnar nerve decompression
Vascular and interventional neurological procedures
Some of the interventional procedures we perform include:
- Cerebral and spinal angiography
- Extracranial (carotid) and intracranial angioplasty and stenting
- Extracranial and intracranial embolization
- Intracranial endovascular coiling
Neurological rehabilitation is a specialized type of physical therapy and rehabilitation. It is often necessary after a neurological injury, surgery or emergency, such as stroke. That's why we are pleased to connect our patients to neurological rehabilitation programs within our network.
This type of therapy focuses on restoring and improving cognitive abilities, movement and other functions essential to every day life. As part of your neurological rehabilitation, you may work with speech therapists, physical therapists and/or occupational therapists.
The therapy team communicates with your neurologist or neurosurgeon to create a rehabilitation plan specifically tailored to your condition, abilities and recovery.
Our neurologists and neurosurgeons
At HCA Florida Physicians, our neurologists and neurosurgeons have years of experience diagnosing and treating neurological conditions.
We also have rigorous policies in place to ensure our physicians can provide the high-quality, patient-focused care you deserve. As such, our neurology specialists are extremely qualified to provide neurological care for you.
Team approach to neurological care
To ensure we can provide you with comprehensive care, regardless of your condition, our neurologists and neurosurgeons may partner with other specialists in our network, including:
- Medical oncologists
- Occupational therapists
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Radiation oncologists
- Speech therapists
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