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Patient kept awake and talking during neurosurgery at McLaren Bay Region
McLaren Bay Region’s neurosurgery team on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 completed an awake craniotomy procedure, the first of its kind at the hospital.

Neuroscience (Neurology) Services

The neurology teams at McLaren are committed to providing our coverage area with the highest quality diagnostic, treatment, and surgical services to manage numerous neurological conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, dementia, spinal cord injuries, and Parkinson’s disease. If you are seeking a neurologist, we have among the best in the field.

What Is Neuroscience?

Neuroscience refers to the branch of medicine that focuses on the nervous system, which is divided into two categories. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system consists of all other nerves in the body. Our dedicated neuroscience medical teams include experts in neurology, neurosurgery, and the treatment of stroke. 

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Brain Mapping: A Look Inside

The neurology department has the ability to perform brain mapping procedures that allow for the visualization of brain tissue and connections on a monitor. This technology helps to aid neurologists in the diagnosis of brain injuries or other types of neurological impairments.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Epilepsy, a seizure disorder of the brain, can be an extremely frightening condition to endure. Not only for the person suffering from epilepsy but for those around them that must help reduce chances of other injuries during a seizure episode. The neurology teams in our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is available to help diagnose and respond to a patient’s needs when a seizure occurs. This diagnostic approach can aid the neurologist in developing a more effective seizure treatment plans with the goal of reducing episodes and improving quality of life.

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When Would I Need A Neurosurgeon?

As the name implies, a neurosurgeon is a specialist who performs surgery, whereas a neurologist does not. A neurosurgeon provides surgical procedures for head and spine trauma, cerebrovascular disorders, and other types of physical neurological damage. Fortunately, the neurosurgeons at McLaren are among the highest ranked in the country.

McLaren Is Here For You After Your Neuro Surgery

The McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute staff are nationally recognized Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) through the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). This means that we are experts in helping your recovery after a neurological surgery procedure or in assisting the improvement of your quality of due to other ongoing neurological issues.

Some of the services the neurology rehab team provides include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, cognitive and communication retraining, driver retraining, and independent living skills.

McLaren is truly dedicated to quality of care and positive outcomes using a wide variance of diagnostic, treatment, surgical, and therapeutic recovery options for all kinds of neurological problems.

Neuro Services at McLaren Bay Region

McLaren Bay Region is among the nation's top neuroscience programs and is committed to providing the highest standards of neurological and neurosurgical patient care. Our expert neuroscience team will assess your individual needs and may recommend a neurosurgical procedure.

Common neurosurgical procedures include:

  • Trauma surgery to the head or spinal cord (Accident victims can often travel shorter distances to receive the care they need.)
  • Stroke (Joint Commission Designated Primary Stroke Center; Specialized Stroke Response Team)
  • Disk surgery on back and neck, including minimally invasive procedures
  • Removing brain and spinal tumors
  • Skull-base surgery
  • Craniotomies
  • Aneurysms
  • Chronic pain
  • Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty (Minimally invasive spinal procedures)
Patient Stories

McLaren Bay Region’s neurosurgery team on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 completed an awake craniotomy procedure, the first of its kind at the hospital.

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