The Neuroscience Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is one of the most advanced of its kind in Houston. Affiliated neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, and dedicated neuroscience nursing staff at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital provide leading-edge care for a broad range of neurological disorders and conditions. Patients benefit from comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, specialized care for complex conditions, state-of-the-art technology, and innovative therapies and techniques.

Our Level IV Trauma Center at Memorial Hermann Southwest provides high-level neurological care to patients with a wide range of neurological conditions. The program features the advanced robotic imaging technology with the Brainlab Loop-XTM and BrainLab CIRQ robotic arm, and provides a dedicated 16-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, which enables the Memorial Hermann Southwest neurology team to provide effective care and intervention to patients needing the highest level of care.

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

General Neuroscience Services

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

Comprehensive Stroke Center

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital has received a Comprehensive Stroke Center certification by The Joint Commission and is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center on the southwest side of Houston. This hospital is also recognized by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Stroke is the nation's fifth-leading cause of death and is the primary cause of adult disability. When a stroke occurs, getting expert treatment quickly is critical, as the prognosis for the patient is highly dependent on that variable. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the team at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is specially trained to do just that.

Our skilled stroke teams are comprised of affiliated neurologists, interventional vascular neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, speech and language pathologists and social workers. Memorial Hermann Southwest offers state-of-the art treatment for any type of acute ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke as well as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Our team has a wide-array of treatment options including clot dissolving medication, and mechanical thrombectomy which greatly improve outcomes and long term recovery.

Stroke Outcomes

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital has undergone rigorous surveys in which stroke specialists reviewed the hospital’s compliance with stringent Comprehensive Stroke Center standards and requirements, including specific publicly shared stroke outcomes. In 2022, the hospital experienced no stroke complications for patients undergoing a carotid endarterectomy (surgical procedure that restores normal blood flow through the arteries that carry blood to your brain that may be blocked due to a build-up of fatty deposits/plaque).

2022 Carotid Endarterectomy Volume and Complication*

Volume Stroke Complications Complication Rate
Symptomatic 47 0 0%
Asymptomatic 47 0 0%

*Complications include stroke and death

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)
  • Multimodal stroke imaging including CTA and CTP

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

Memorial Hermann Neuroscience Network

As part of the Memorial Hermann Health System, Memorial Hermann Pearland draws on the extensive clinical resources of its sister hospitals across the city, including the Memorial Hermann - 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 including an EMT and nurse.

For the youngest neurology patients, treatment is coordinated with the Children's Neuroscience Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, also provides treatment for children with a range of neurological disorders such as spasticity, brain tumors, movement disorders, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, head injuries, craniosynostosis, and spina bifida.

Contact Us

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

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