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Neuroscience Services

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands exteriorThe Neuroscience Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital offers residents of north Harris County and Montgomery County access to the highest quality treatment for neurological disorders that can be achieved in a community setting.

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

The multidisciplinary team, led by Kevin Gaffney, M.D., includes neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, experienced critical care nurses, a nurse practitioner trained in neurology and other specialized medical support personnel.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands employs state-of-the-art equipment to provide the highest-quality care. Our technology for diagnostic and surgical imaging includes a Stealth Navigation System, PET/CT scanner, 3 Tesla MRIs and 64 Slice CT Scanner. Neurosurgeons use the Stealth Station 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.

A 12-bed surgical intensive care unit is used for patients who have undergone neurological surgeries.

General Neuroscience Services

At Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, 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:

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.

  • Angiography
  • Biplane Angiography
  • CT 64 Slice Angiography
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Evoked Potentials
  • MRI 3 Tesla
  • Pet/CT scan
  • Stealth Navigation
  • O-Arm

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.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission (TJC) for Primary Stroke Centers. Our stroke center is among fewer than 50 accredited primary stroke centers in Texas, and the first in Montgomery County, reflecting the hospital's commitment to providing acute stroke patients with leading treatments, including new clot-dissolving drugs.

The Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Stroke Center has earned a State of Texas Level 2 designation as a Primary Stroke Center. 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 Joint Commission (TJC) the State of Texas. For stroke patients in the Montgomery County area, quality care close by can mean the difference between a full recovery and a life-changing event.

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 Hospital on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Please call 713.222.CARE to register or for more information.

TIRR Memorial Hermann – Now in The Woodlands

Both inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation services are now 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, 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 Speech Pathology at (713) 897-2463. 

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Contact Us

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Neuroscience Center
9250 Pinecroft Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Mischer Neuroscience Associates - The Woodlands
9200 Pinecroft Dr.
Medical Plaza 3, Ste. 130
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(713) 897-5900 tel