Stroke and Neuroscience at Good Shepherd Longview
Advanced care for brain, spine and nerves
Primary Stroke Center
Good Shepherd Longview is certified as a Primary Stroke Center with the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. As the only hospital in Longview that provides dedicated neurohospitalists and neurosurgery coverage every day of the year, Good Shepherd is standing ready to care for patients with stroke symptoms. With results that exceed national benchmarks, Good Shepherd cares for an average of 60 stroke patients each month.
With a combined team of experienced, highly trained clinical staff, you can rest assured you will receive the advanced care for which Good Shepherd has become known. Good Shepherd is recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for earning the Get With the Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award, showcasing quality of patient care and outcomes.
The Good Shepherd Medical Associates Neurological Institute
The Good Shepherd Medical Associates Neurological Institute delivers advanced medical care to patients suffering from disorders of the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. Specialists including neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, licensed counselors and pain management providers work together as a team to provide personalized solutions for each individual patient. Our experience in neurological care makes the difference. On average, Good Shepherd Health System treats more than 500 major spinal procedures and more than 100 cranial procedures each year. Our physicians use some of the most advanced techniques and technologies to treat neurological disorders in our industry. Through collaboration with other healthcare professionals we are able to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach for the care all of our patients.
The care offered at the Neurological Institute is centered on the patient, leveraging the best technology and innovation for each individual problem. Advanced neuroimaging is available on site, and in conjunction with our Institute for Healthy Living, we can offer the most advanced therapy facilities, nutrition counseling, weight management services and other programs.
Neurosurgery is the specialized field of surgery that treats diseases that affect the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. The field of neurosurgery is one of the most sophisticated surgical specialties, and it encompasses advanced surgical and imaging technology and new research in molecular neurosurgery and gene therapy.
At Good Shepherd, neurosurgeons are using new and advanced technology in the operating room. Good Shepherd introduced the Curve Surgical-Navigation System in 2012 as the ultimate command and control center for information-guided surgery. Surgeons optimize navigation with pre-op planning and surgical visualization. The equipment is accessible at the touch of a sterile touch pen or the surgeon’s hands. The latest image guidance software powers advanced 3D displays and creates a navigation of the surgery site. This equipment is prominently used for spine, brain and ear, nose, throat procedures.
To learn more about the Neurological Institute or to schedule an appointment, please call 903.315.4764.
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