Neurological Services at in Southern Nevada
Our neurology team is at the forefront of advanced neurological treatments. We use minimally invasive approaches and techniques that maximize your safety and comfort. Our goal is always to provide you with the most effective treatment and the fewest side effects.
Some of the advanced neurological technology we use at St. Rose Dominican:
- Intracranial neurosurgery. Our team performs brain surgery, a complex and delicate procedure, to resect (remove) brain tumors and treat problems with cerebrospinal fluid.
- Neuroendoscopy. St. Rose Dominican's San Martin Campus is one of the few hospitals in the area to offer this advanced procedure. Neuroendoscopy uses thin, small catheters to reach directly into the brain, allowing us to diagnose and even treat brain tumors.
- Intracavitary chemotherapy and interarterial chemotherapy. These are highly targeted chemotherapy delivery systems, which deliver high doses of chemotherapy directly to the tumor. It allows us to use a higher dose of chemotherapy because it targets only the tumor and has little effect on the rest of the body.
- GLIADEL® Wafer. This is another local therapy, called a chemotherapy "wafer." It causes few side effects to the body and helps our surgeons destroy head and neck cancer cells. Doctors usually use this either prior to surgery, to shrink the tumor, or after surgery, to destroy remaining cancerous cells.
- Embolization. Another cancer treatment, this one targets the blood supply to the tumor. Tumors require a high volume of blood, so cutting off the blood supply helps destroy the tumor.
- Transcatheter embolization. This treatment is for brain aneurysms. Surgeons are able to treat aneurysms using a catheter-based approach without making a large incision into the head.
Advanced Neurological Technology at St. Rose Dominican
St. Rose Dominican has some of the most advanced neurologic technology in southern Nevada. Examples of our sophisticated equipment include:
- Biplane suite. Located at the St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus, this suite contains powerful imaging equipment that allows doctors to view patients from all angles. Using the biplane imaging system, your doctor can see both side to side and back to front. This means when we need to insert a catheter or shunt, we can ensure that we are placing it in the precise position that we need.
- Ommaya Reservoir®. This catheter-based procedure is also available at our Siena Campus, where we perform it in our biplane suite. The Ommaya Reservoir is a thin, small catheter that your surgeon places in your blood vessels either to remove excess cerebrospinal fluid or deliver medication directly into the fluid.
Stroke Treatment at St. Rose Dominican
When a patient has a stroke, the motto is "time is brain." The more time we lose, the bigger the risk of the patient losing brain function. Therefore, the stroke teams at St. Rose Dominican use advanced techniques to care for our patients quickly and efficiently, including:
- tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). tPA is sometimes called a "bridging" technique. tPA dissolves the clot causing the stroke and improves blood flow to the brain. Sometimes tPA treats the clot, and no further treatment is necessary. Other times, it provides a bridge so our neurology team can prepare for a neurological procedure.
- Endovascular surgery. Using our sophisticated biplane suite, we insert a catheter into the groin, thread it to the clot and remove or dissolve the clot.
After a stroke, patients often become part of our vibrant stroke survivor community. Some of the support we offer:
- Sharegiver's program. People who have had strokes visit with patients and families who are at our hospitals to provide comfort, reassurance and answer questions.
- Aphasia & Stroke Lunch Bunch. This group, including a speech therapist and stroke caregivers, meets regularly for lunch to practice communication skills and support one another.
Learn more about Stroke Programs and Classes offered through St. Rose Dominican in our Classes & Events section.
Neurological Procedures at St. Rose Dominican
Your St. Rose Dominican neurological team will discuss any diagnosis or treatment procedures with you. We will take the time to explain the next steps in your care and answer any questions you have.
Procedures we perform include:
- Aneurysm clipping or coiling
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
- DBS Therapy (deep brain stimulation) for Parkinson's disease. Over time, medicines to treat Parkinson's disease may not work as well as they used to. When this happens, doctors may make changes to a patient's therapy, and one option is called DBS Therapy.
- DBS Therapy for Parkinson's has been approved by the FDA to treat shaking, stiffness, or difficulty moving. DBS Therapy helps people continue working, caring for their families, enjoying favorite activities and experiencing the joy of doing life's simplest things again. For more information, visit http://medtronicdbs.com.
- To find a St. Rose neurologist who performs DBS Therapy, please call (702) 616-4900.
- Dorsal column stimulator (DCS) implantation
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- General neurology
- Laminectomy or multilevel decompression
- Microlumbar discectomy
- Minimally-invasive spine surgery
- Neuro rehabilitation (at St. Rose Dominican's Rose de Lima Campus)
- Neurocritical care
- Neurointerventional radiology
- Neurosurgery (adult & pediatric)
- Primary Stroke Centers
- Spinal fusion surgery
- Spinal tap or shunt
- Stroke telemedicine
Find a St. Rose doctor. For information, call us at (702) 616-4900.