Stroke/Brain/Spine 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.


Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system (and its subdivisions, the autonomic nervous system and the somatic nervous system); including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle. Neurological practice relies heavily on the field of neuroscience, which is the scientific study of the nervous system.  A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system is made of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. It includes the brain and spinal cord.


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 GSMA Neurosurgery or to schedule an appointment, please call 903.315.4764.


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