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Neuroscience Services

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The Neuroscience Center at 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, 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 Geoffrey Zubay, M.D., includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, experienced critical care nurses, nurse practitioners trained in neurology and other specialized medical support personnel.

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-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 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.

Patients who have undergone neurological surgeries receive post-surgical care in our 12-bed surgical intensive care unit.

From complex spine, cranial and endovascular surgery to advanced treatment methodologies for pain, sleep disorders and brain tumors, our physicians provide comprehensive, high-quality care and service – right in your own community.

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 Tesla
  • Pet/CT scan
  • Stealth Navigation
  • O-Arm

Stroke Center

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. 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, M.D., 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 Wright Neurology, 9303 Pinecroft, Suite 250 in 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

Register online here.

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) 222-CARE to register or for more information.

Neuroscience Rehabilitation 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.

Contact Us

Mischer Neuroscience Center at The Woodlands
Medical Plaza 4
9180 Pinecroft Drive, Suite 500
The Woodlands, TX 77380

P: (713) 897-5900
F: (713) 897-2545