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Neurology

 

Complete Care for Nervous System Disorders

Neurologists treat conditions that affect the nervous system, which includes your brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout your body. Your nervous system controls many complex processes in your body, such as thinking and memory, vision, hearing and speech. It also regulates your heart rate, breathing and body temperature.

Bristol Hospital offers comprehensive care, from diagnosis through recovery. We use the latest tests to diagnose a full range of neurologic disorders — from migraine headaches to neuromuscular diseases and strokes. Our neurology specialists offer the latest treatments and provide comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery care to help you return to the activities you enjoy.

Nervous system conditions require complex care, so our neurologists work as part of a team to ensure you get all the care and support you need. The team may include orthopedic doctors, cancer care specialist, pain management experts and rehabilitation experts, such as physical therapists and occupational therapists. Whether you need lifesaving treatment for a stroke or long-term care and support to manage your health, you work with a highly trained team that’s focused on your needs and well-being.

Trusted Expertise, Close By

You can get a high level of expertise you’d expect at a larger hospital system right here in your community. You can get leading-edge therapies, such as Botox treatment for migraines and minimally invasive approaches to treat stroke, aneurysms and more. We provide comprehensive care and services for a wide range of conditions, including: 
  • Alzheimer's disease (a progressive brain disorder that affects thinking and memory)
  • Brain tumors (both cancerous and noncancerous)
  • Headaches, including migraines (recurrent, severe headaches)
  • Stroke (blockage or rupture of a vessel leading to the brain)
  • Seizure disorders (conditions that cause sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain), such as epilepsy
  • Parkinson's disease (affects nerves in the brain that control movement)
  • Sleep disorders (such as insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy)
  • Multiple sclerosis (causes damage to nerves, which disrupts communication between your brain and your body)
  • Tremors (unintentional muscle movements)
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
 

Advanced, Minimally Invasive Treatments

 We offer minimally invasive treatments that only require a small incision in the upper leg. Doctors insert a small flexible tube (catheter) into a blood vessel and guide it to an area of the brain or spine using advanced imaging technology. This less-invasive approach causes less damage to surrounding tissue and can give you a faster recovery time than traditional, open surgery.
 
This technique can be used to:
 
  • Deliver clot-dissolving medicine directly into a blood vessel to treat a stroke.
  • Place a flexible, mesh tube (stent) in a blood vessel to hold it open and prevent future blockages.
  • Remove a clot or blockage from a blood vessel using special instruments.
  • Restrict blood supply to a tumor in the brain.
 
Your doctor will discuss all your treatment options and develop a plan that offers you the best results. In some instances, traditional surgery may give you the best results. Our neurologists are experienced in both minimally invasive and open surgery approaches.