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Brain Trust

At Dignity Health, our neurologists and neurology care teams combine advanced treatment options with a warm, personalized approach.


Neurology & Neurosurgery

Arizona’s finest neurological and neurosurgical care is available at Dignity Health. All three Dignity Health hospitals are Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Centers. As a top neurological hospital by US News and World Report, Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s has been dedicated to patient care, medical education, and research for over 50 years.

Comprehensive Neurological Services

Neurology and neurosurgery services offered at Dignity Health in Arizona are as vast as the disorders that our medical professionals treat. Each hospital has a team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, intensivists, oncologists, anesthesiologists and nurse practitioners who not only are experts in their field, but provide care with compassion for patients suffering from neurological conditions.

Primary Stroke Centers

When every second counts, you can rest assured that all three Dignity Health hospitals in Arizona are Primary Stroke Centers. Every hospital has a team of stroke experts that focus on community awareness, rapid diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, and improving recovery for stroke patients.


Barrow Neurological Institute

Barrow Neurological Institute is one of the busiest neurosurgical centers in the world.

Dedication to Patient Care

Barrow offers complete neurological and neurosurgery services that include:

  • Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Endovascular neurosurgery
  • Radiosurgery, such as Gamma Knife and CyberKnife


Neuropsychology is a subspecialty of psychology. It focuses on the relationship between brain injury or disease and behavior. A neuropsychologist helps people with conditions that affect the ability to think, reason, remember, and learn. 


Neurorehabilitation is a doctor-supervised medical program that helps people recover and rehabilitate from trauma, diseases, or disorders of the nervous system. Doctors recommend neurorehabilitation to help people reduce symptoms and improve physical and mental function.

Neurosurgery Procedures & Testing

Neurosurgery procedures and tests diagnose, manage, or treat conditions and disorders that affect the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. They may be invasive (surgical), minimally invasive, or noninvasive.