Neurology Care

Neurology Services

Physicians and other providers in the Department of Neurology at Hennepin County Medical Center provide a broad array of diagnostic and clinical services to adults and Children requiring management and/or diagnosis of neurological disorders. Neurology services, either general or very specialized or complex, are provided for inpatients and also on an outpatient basis with multidisciplinary team tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Neurology, the science of the nerves and the nervous system, involves the spinal cord, the brain and the nerves. HCMC offers programs from general neurology to specific disorders such as the treatment of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease.)

Additional Programs

  • Pediatric Neurology provides care for children with meningitis, encephalitis, epilepsy, brain tumors, central nervous system infections, and other neurologic conditions. Our pediatric neurologist also provides care for infants and children who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • EMG Laboratory - An EMG (electromyography) can help detect abnormalities in muscles and nerve cells that control them. An EMG may consist of a nerve conduction study. HCMC's Botulinum Toxin Program treats neurological problems such as migraines and has uses as a treatment for certain muscular disorders.
  • EEG Laboratory - An EEG (electroencephalography) measures and detects electrical activity in your brain using small flat metal discs (electrodes) attached to your scalp.

Surgical Services

Physicians in the Division of Neurosurgery provide state-of-the-art care for patients with diseases of the nervous system requiring potential surgical intervention. They care for all patients with acute head and spinal cord injury. Their efforts in basic and clinical research and community education reflect their commitment to injury prevention and improvement in medical care for all neurosurgical patients.

Evaluation and Treatment

  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Brain and spinal cord tumor
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine fractures, tumors, and related conditions
  • Herniated cervical, thoracic, or lumbar disk
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury