Advanced neurological care in Denver

The neurosciences program at Rose Medical Center provides care for patients with conditions of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. We offer comprehensive neurological and neurosurgical services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our leading physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and compassionate neurological care make us the premier neuroscience center in Central Denver.

For more information about our neurological services, please call (303) 320-7673.

Rose Medical Center feels a strong sense of responsibility to serve the Central Denver community. We offer community outreach and education for neurological conditions, including cardiovascular services that can address underlying risk factors for stroke. We are dedicated to being a resource for our community and providing the best care for every patient.

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Neuroscience services

We offer expert treatment of neurological disease and disorders, including:

  • Acoustic schwannoma
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Complex spine reconstruction
  • Deformity correction
  • Disc herniation
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Malignant tumors
  • Meningioma
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Orthopedic and spine trauma
  • Neuropathy, in collaboration with Rose Advanced Wound Care
  • Pituitary/pineal gland tumors
  • Seizures
  • Syringomyelia (syrinx)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain syndromes
  • Nerve compression
  • Reconstructive cranioplasty
  • Skull base tumors
  • Spinal metastatic disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Stroke
  • TIA (transient ischemic attack)
  • Vascular malformations of the brain

We provide our patients with individualized treatment plans that utilize interdisciplinary treatment modalities, including neurosurgery, orthopedics, physical therapy and rehabilitation. This collaborative approach encourages a more thorough understanding of our patients’ needs and a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of symptoms.

Neurosurgery

Rose Medical Center is proud to offer exceptional neurosurgery services as one piece of our comprehensive neurosciences program. Our neurosurgeons and support staff utilize the latest technologies and techniques available for treating a select number of conditions affecting the brain and spine.

We understand that specialized brain and spine surgery requires teamwork. As such, our neurosurgery program encompasses all aspects of surgical care for the brain and spine, including brain and spinal cord tumors, as well as orthopedic and spine trauma.

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Concussions and traumatic brain injury

Concussions are considered to be a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that alters the way your brain functions. They have been the focus of many new stories during the last decade, and they are most commonly highlighted around the field of professional and competitive level sports.

More than one million concussions are reported every year by a wide range of individuals, common causes include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls
  • Ski accidents
  • Athletic/sport-related injuries
It is important to remember that all concussions are serious.

Many people don’t realize how serious a concussion can be, and how important it is to determine the extent of the injury. Concussions can have long-lasting effects if not diagnosed and properly treated.

Diagnosing a concussion

If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of trauma to the head, for any reason, be sure to look out for the following symptoms:

  • Physical signs
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Confusion/disorientation
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Double or blurry vision
  • Cognitive signs
    • Difficulty concentrating or comprehending
    • Memory loss
    • Feelings of being “just not right” or in a fog

If you or a loved one are experiencing the above symptoms, visit your nearest emergency room. Your physician can order an MRI scan, which is essential to identifying concussions in all patients.

MRI studies of the brain can help diagnose the severity of the concussion.

Epilepsy care

The Rose neurosciences program provides leading treatment for epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by chronic, recurrent seizures associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. We offer an interdisciplinary team of experts, world-class facilities and specialized expertise in diagnosing, treating and managing epilepsy symptoms.

Epilepsy, and other seizure disorders, can be hard to diagnose because patients do not always seek treatment for seizures, and when they do, they may not be able to accurately describe their symptoms. If you or a loved one are suspected of having seizures, we can help you find the source of these symptoms and rule out more serious conditions.

At Rose, we utilize advanced technology to evaluate and diagnose epilepsy. Our epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) provides continuous monitoring, private rooms and individualized care to patients with epilepsy symptoms. The epilepsy monitoring unit at Rose is staffed by a 24/7 collaborative team and includes state-of-the-art equipment for customized monitoring and evaluation of brainwave activity.

If a patient is diagnosed with epilepsy, out team works to develop an individualized treatment plan to address each patient’s unique symptoms and guide them through comprehensive management strategies.

Our neuro-diagnostic department offers in-patient and out-patient monitoring of brain activity to detect the neurological cause of symptoms. Some patients undergo a 30 to 90 minute brain scan, while other patients remain in our epilepsy monitoring unit for up to one week of long-term monitoring. Our patients enjoy several amenities, including space for friends and family, exercise equipment, entertainment and more.

Epilepsy care team

Our epilepsy program is home to the leading neurological specialists in the Rocky Mountain region. Our care team includes a board-certified and fellowship-trained epileptologist, intensivists, hospitalists, specially trained Magnet®-recognized nurses, EEG specialists, psychologists, pharmacists, dietitians, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

This interdisciplinary body works collaboratively to provide compassionate, team-based care to each patient.

World-class physicians and staff

At Rose, our neurosciences program has an outstanding team of physicians and support staff dedicated to offering world-class care. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and orthopedic specialists are trained in the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques from the top facilities around the world.

We are well-versed in the continuum of neurological care, with physicians trained to act quickly and efficiently in emergency settings where every second counts. We are also adept at delivering ongoing care for patients with long-term neurological disorders, understanding each patient and each case is unique.