Neurologists in southwest Virginia

Your brain and nervous system work together to form the command center for your body. So when something is wrong, you want the best neurological care in the region. This is exactly what you will find when you choose LewisGale Regional Health System.

We offer the most experienced surgeons and specialists, the latest technology and a successful track record of helping people recover their health and regain critical skills.

To learn more about receiving neurological care at a LewisGale Regional Health System facility, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362.

When you become part of the LewisGale Regional Health System neuroscience family, we get to know you as a person⁠. We follow you for the rest of your life, answering your questions, offering you support and providing you with care that is tailored to your unique situation.

We offer more interventional neuroradiologists—specialized physicians who know how to use the latest innovative tools to treat previously inoperable neurological conditions—than any other healthcare provider in southwest Virginia.

Your neurological care team may involve a variety of medical professionals, including:

  • Radiation oncologists
  • Neurologists and neurosurgeons
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Emergency physicians
  • Intensive care clinicians
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Rehabilitation specialists

Why choose LewisGale for neurological care?

When you choose our health system, you receive treatment from specialists who excel in brain, nervous system and stroke care. Patients of LewisGale Regional Health System benefit from our patient-centered approach, including:

  • Quick action, speedy diagnosis and immediate treatment for neurological conditions and stroke, vastly improving your chances of recovery
  • Advanced technology, such as intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery⁠—a minimally invasive choice

The health professionals involved in your care collaborate in weekly multispecialty team conferences and coordinate their efforts to ensure you receive the best possible treatments with optimal results.

Neurological conditions we treat

We treat a wide range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Back pain
  • Brain tumors and disorders
  • Degenerative discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Epilepsy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Head injury and concussion
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Movement disorders
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Essential tremor
    • Spasticity
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Vertebral fracture
  • Spinal curvature
  • Stroke
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Stroke care

All of our LewisGale Regional Health System hospitals offer stroke treatment, including a nationally accredited Stroke Center at LewisGale Medical Center.

We partner with emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to begin treatment as soon as possible, and we continue care from your initial entrance into the ER through rehabilitation and recovery.

Nervous system and brain imaging

Our minimally invasive imaging technologies result in better outcomes for our patients, including more tumor cells removed in a single procedure, less time in the hospital and a quicker return to daily life.

We offer detailed imaging technology, which leads to more accurate diagnoses and more targeted treatment. Through our extensive network, you have full access to the latest diagnostic imaging services.

Digital biplane angiography

We offer southwest Virginia’s only digital biplane angiography unit, also known as 3DRA (three-dimensional rotational angiography).

This noninvasive, rapid-scanning process quickly captures highly detailed images inside the body, especially the brain, spine and delicate systems such as blood vessels. Clearer pictures offer better results, so our physicians and neurosurgeons can target the specific point of concern and deliver the precise treatment you need.

Using the 3DRA system, several images are taken, often during surgical procedures, using a C-shaped device that rotates around the patient. Images are reconstructed in a 3D sequence, creating life-like projections of body tissues and processes.

Digital biplane angiography is used to diagnose:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain tumors and spinal conditions such as fracture or pain
  • Peripheral vascular conditions
  • Stroke
  • Vasospasms

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An EEG is a test that uses sensors to evaluate electrical brain activity, also referred to as brain waves. An EEG helps doctors diagnose a variety of neurological disorders from a common headache and dizziness to stroke and head trauma. It is also used to determine organic causes of psychiatric symptoms and disabilities in children.

An EEG is a painless procedure that usually takes about 90 minutes.

Neurological rehabilitation

Brain, nervous system or spine-related recovery following an injury or surgery is all part of the extensive options for rehabilitation available through LewisGale Regional Health System. We provide complete neurological rehabilitation to the southwest Virginia community and are committed to providing care throughout each patient's recovery process.