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Neuroscience Services

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands exterior

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center offers residents of north Harris County and Montgomery County access to innovative, comprehensive, and convenient neurological care.

Using state-of-the-art technology, our affiliated team can diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological disorders and conditions, including complex brain and spine surgery and neurotrauma, sleep disorders, and other serious problems such as aneurysms, tumors and strokes.

The multidisciplinary team, led by Neurosurgery Medical Director Geoffrey Zubay, MD, includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, endovascular surgeons, pain management specialists, inpatient neurological hospitalists, clinical neuropsychologists, experienced critical care nurses, nurse practitioners trained in neurology and other specialized medical support personnel.

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As part of the Memorial Hermann Health System, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands draws on the extensive clinical resources of their sister hospital at the Texas Medical Center and the highly acclaimed Mischer Neuroscience Institute. In cases where additional treatment is critical, 24/7 Life Flight transportation is available with a team that includes an EMT and nurse, both of whom are trauma-trained.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands employs state-of-the- technology for diagnostic and surgical imaging, including Stealth navigation, PET/CT scanner, 3.0 Tesla MRIs and 64-Slice CT scanners. Neurosurgeons use the StealthStation® navigation system to pinpoint the exact location of brain tumors to within a millimeter and observe a virtual three-dimensional image of the brain. This data helps surgeons operate more successfully and efficiently.

Neuroscience Center

The dedicated, inpatient Neuroscience Center is housed on the fourth floor of the East Tower. The Center has 36 beds with 24 beds for neuro medical/surgical inpatients, with Intermediate Medical Unit (IMU) swing capabilities, and a 12-bed neuroscience intensive care unit (ICU). Additionally, there are 8 beds that can also function as an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).

  • 24/7 affiliated neurosurgery, neurointensivist and neurology coverage
  • Dedicated neuroscience nursing staff
  • Cutting-edge care for neurological disorders and conditions
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center-Integrated System certified by The Joint Commission
  • 24/7 endovascular coverage
  • Medically induced coma (barbiturate coma) therapy
  • Hyperosmolar therapy for ICP management
  • Therapeutic hypothermia and targeted-temperature management
  • Non-invasive and minimally- invasive continuous cardiac hemodynamics monitoring
  • Continuous venous-venous hemodialysis
  • Transcranial doppler monitoring
  • Pupillometer Monitors
  • End-tidal C02 monitors
  • Ventilator management
  • Echocardiography
  • Ventriculostomy management
  • GlideScopes
  • Diagnostic angiography
  • Continuous EEG monitoring
  • Level II Trauma Center

General Neuroscience Services

At Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, we offer programs and procedures to treat neurological disorders and conditions at a level not typically found outside metropolitan centers. Our scope of services includes the diagnosis and/or treatment of:

Diagnostic Services

We treat patients experiencing a broad range of neurological disorders in all stages, from the earliest symptoms through established disease. With PET/CT scan and MRI we are capable of advanced spectroscopic and diffusion tensor imaging with tractotomy, and can perform all other useful diagnostic services.

Once a diagnosis is made, the medical team employs the most advanced treatment options available. We are experienced in the appropriate use of aggressive therapies for treatment of the most severe cases.

  • Angiography
  • Biplane Angiography
  • CT 64 Slice Angiography
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Evoked Potentials
  • MRI 3.0 Tesla
  • Pet/CT scan
  • Stealth Navigation
  • O-Arm

Stroke Center

For stroke patients in Montgomery County and surrounding areas, quality care close by can mean the difference between a full recovery and a life-changing event. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal® of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Our Stroke Center, led by Kevin Gaffney, MD, was the first in Montgomery County, reflecting the hospital's commitment to providing comprehensive care to acute stroke patients.

Patients also benefit from the hospital's close affiliation with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, which is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission.

Support Groups

Dementia Support Group

The group – open to patients and their families – meets the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the waiting room at Mischer Neuroscience Center at Medical Plaza 4, 9180 Pinecroft, Suite 500, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Silverado Senior Living provides respite services during the meeting time at no cost to attendees at their Woodlands location. To arrange this service, call Teresa Williams at (281) 681-8000 or email tlwilliams@silveradocare.com.

Call 346.320.5216 to register or for more information.

Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group is open to the public and is held in the Conference Center (1st floor) at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Please call (713) 897-2863 for more information.

All other support groups below are open to the public and held at TIRR Memorial Hermann The Woodlands in Outpatient Rehabilitation located in Medical Plaza 2 at 920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 270 The Woodlands, TX 77380. Please call (713) 897-2863 for more information.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group

Second Saturday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group

Second Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Parkinson’s Support Group

First Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Neuro Rehabilitation in The Woodlands

Both inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation services are available at TIRR Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. TIRR is nationally known for its comprehensive, personalized neuro-rehabilitation as it relates to medical conditions such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), etc.

The TIRR Challenge Program, for example, provides a comprehensive range of services to help brain injury and stroke survivors maximize their potential, celebrating milestones and successes through each step of recovery. Specialized services focus on community re-entry skills critical for the transition to independent living, school, work or volunteer activities.

Speech Therapy

Speech Pathology Services include assessment and individualized therapeutic intervention for communication, cognitive/linguistic, and swallowing disorders. A large part of our adult caseload at the Hospital focuses on patients with neurological deficits. Speech pathology services are available to both inpatients and outpatients.

Speech Pathologists work with patients whose cognitive/linguistic skills have been affected by stroke, traumatic brain injury, head/neck cancer, or other neuro muscular diseases.

Cognitive Communicative Impairments

  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Executive functioning
  • Abstract reasoning
  • Problem solving

Neurological Deficits

  • Articulation and fluency which can be observed in various dysarthria
  • Voice quality problems
  • Harsh/hoarse voice quality
  • Inappropriate pitch
  • Loudness levels related to Parkinson’s, vocal abuse, cancer, etc.
  • Receptive and expressive language as seen in various types of aphasia

Contact Us

Neuroscience Center – Inpatient
East Tower, 4th floor
9250 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Mischer Neuroscience Outpatient Clinic at The Woodlands
Medical Plaza 4
9180 Pinecroft Drive, Suite 500
The Woodlands, TX 77380
P: (713) 897-5900

Contact TIRR at 1 (800) 44-REHAB or (713) 797-5942.

TIRR Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center – Outpatient
Medical Plaza 2
920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 270
The Woodlands, TX 77380

TIRR Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center – Inpatient
East Tower, 7th floor
9250 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

TIRR Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center – Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation
Medical Plaza 2
920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 500
The Woodlands, TX 77380