Neurologists in Gainesville, Florida

Patients travel to North Florida Regional Medical Center from all over North Central Florida and South Georgia to receive care at our neuroscience center. The Spine & Brain Institute of North Florida at our hospital is staffed to provide a full continuum of neurological care—from evaluation and diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation.

Our physicians are supported by specially trained registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physical therapists who help facilitate comprehensive patient care. Our goal is to help patients live a pain-free lifestyle without limitations from their neurological conditions.

For more information about our neuroscience services, please call our spine and brain institute at (352) 331-3583.

Recognition


North Florida Regional Medical Center is recognized by DNV-GL as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Neurological treatment team

The multidisciplinary team at the Spine & Brain Institute of North Florida includes board-certified 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 staff works closely with physicians and other team members to provide close monitoring and specialized treatment.

The goal of our team is to provide high-level care in a compassionate environment that promotes patient recovery and positive clinical outcomes.

Neurological conditions we treat

The board-certified neurologists at our hospital offer treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Brain bleeds (hemorrhage)
  • Brain cancer and tumors
  • Brain trauma
  • Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Chiari malformation
  • Colloid cysts
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infections and abscesses
  • Memory loss
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle weakness and tremors
  • Neuropathic disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Seizure disorders
  • Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea
  • Spine conditions and disorders
    • Spinal fractures
    • Spine trauma
    • Scoliosis

Advanced stroke care

Our hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV-GL. We offer full-service stroke care to patients coming to our emergency room (ER). When local emergency medical services (EMS) inform our staff 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 treatments for patients experiencing ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. We administer a clot-busting drug—tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)—to break up blood clots that are causing an ischemic stroke. If tPA is not an option, we perform neurointerventional procedures for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

Brain tumor care

The neurologists and oncologists at our hospital work together to provide complete cancer care to patients with benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) brain tumors. We know that receiving a brain tumor diagnosis can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to offer the compassionate care you need on your journey to restore your quality of life.

We treat the following types of brain tumors:

  • Transnasal pituitary tumors
  • Schwannoma
  • Meningioma
  • Malignant primary tumors
  • Metastatic tumors

In addition to treating brain tumors, we also treat skull-based lesions. We offer stereotactic radiosurgery to treat tumors in the brain. This is a non-surgical treatment that delivers targeted doses of radiation to help preserve healthy brain tissue.

Spine care

Our neurosurgeons work hand-in-hand with spine surgeons to provide care for acute and chronic conditions affecting the spine. Our spine care services include non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy and pain management, and minimally invasive procedures.

Our goal is to help reduce or eliminate back and neck pain. We treat a wide range of conditions affecting the spine, including spine tumors through our cancer care program.

Neurosurgical services

We offer a full spectrum of neurological services to care for the different types of conditions that can affect the brain and spine. Our services include:

  • Neurosurgical oncology
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Surgical treatment of cranial conditions, including craniotomies
  • Vascular neurosurgery

Robotic-assisted neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is delicate and demands precision. This is why our surgeons use robotic surgery to perform certain procedures. Robot-assisted technology is completely controlled by your neurosurgeon and allows for planned, precise movements during surgery.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Following a neurosurgical procedure or a neurological diagnosis, patients often require continued care through physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our inpatient rehabilitation team includes licensed occupational and speech therapists who are here to aid patients in their recoveries. Rehabilitation helps patients relearn activities of daily living and regain strength.