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Neuroscience Center

The Neuroscience Center at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is one of the most advanced neuroscience centers in Houston. More than 10 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 25-bed hospital unit and an eight-bed intensive care unit specifically devoted to neurology 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 to treat a wide variety of neurological disorders and conditions conveniently in Southwest Houston. Our scope of services includes the diagnosis and/or treatment of:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Head injuries
  • Migraine and other headaches
  • Movement disorders
  • Neck pain
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Spine - conditions requiring minimally invasive procedures
  • Stroke
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Diagnostic Services

We ensure the highest-quality diagnostic services. Patients 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

Our telemedicine capabilities include the use of 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 the very best UT physician even if that physician is located at another hospital.

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 can then consult directly with other physicians and specialists to discuss treatment.

Clinical Trials

MH Southwest Hemifascial storyWe 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.

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

Location and Appointments

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
7600 Beechnut St Houston, TX 77074

For an appointment or a physician referral, call 713-222-CARE.