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Neuroscience Center Southwest

Neuroscience Program

The Neuroscience Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is one of the most advanced of its kind in Houston. Neurologists and neurosurgeons are on staff, providing patients round-the-clock access to specialists equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological illnesses. The multidisciplinary team also includes critical care nurses, a nurse practitioner trained in neurology and other specialized medical support personnel.

With a 20-bed hospital unit and a 28-bed intensive care unit to accommodate neuroscience patients, our caring staff helps patients and their families cope with the onset of neurological disorders.

Recognized by The Joint Commission (TJC) as a Primary Stroke Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest is equipped to rapidly diagnose and treat stroke victims. We can also evaluate and treat patients transported from Level 3 stroke centers.

Our hospital is further designated an Acute Level III Trauma Center, capable of assessing and treating patients with a wide range of trauma conditions, including head injuries. We are equipped to provide transport via Life Flight® to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center as needed.

General Neuroscience Services

At Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, we offer programs and procedures that treat a wide variety of neurological disorders and conditions conveniently in Southwest Houston. Our scope of services includes the diagnosis and/or treatment of:

Diagnostic Services

Patients at Memorial Hermann Southwest have access to some of the most advanced diagnostic technologies available, including:

  • 64-slice computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • PET/CT scan
  • Electroencephalography(EEG)

Telemedicine

As part of the Telemedicine Program at Mischer Neuroscience Institute, we use robot technology that allows physicians to collaborate with each other and view patients from remote locations. Through this innovative device, a patient at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital can be seen by experts at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the UTHealth Medical School.

The Remote Presence System robot is fully portable and equipped with two-way audio/video, allowing physicians to see and hear patients and view monitors and other clinical data firsthand. Medical devices such as a digital stethoscope or pulse oximeter can be plugged into the robot, enabling firsthand remote diagnostics. This reduces the burden on nursing staff to describe or explain subtle changes in a patient's condition. Physicians at our hospital can then consult directly with specialists at Mischer Neuroscience Institute to discuss treatment.

Clinical Trials

We currently have several investigational new drug trials for acute stroke patients being conducted at Southwest. For more information on participating in a clinical trial or study, please e-mail us at research@memorialhermann.org.

Related Media

MH Southwest Hemifascial story

Watch Channel 2 news anchor Rachel McNeill report on how Memorial Hermann Southwest affiliated Neurosurgeon, Ajay Bindal, M.D. corrected a patient’s hemifacial spasm. Watch the video.

Contact Us

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
7600 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 456-5000