Neuroscience services at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital include leading-edge care for a broad range of neurological disorders and conditions. Our facilities serve the medical needs of the broader Fort Bend, Wharton, Brazoria and Harris counties. And as a community stroke support facility, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is equipped to rapidly diagnose and treat stroke victims. The experienced, highly trained affiliated neurologists and neurosurgeons apply advanced techniques in the diagnosis, evaluation, management and treatment of patients with acute and non-acute neurological disorders.

The multidisciplinary team, led by our Medical Director of Neurosciences, Muhammad Faisal Khan, MD, includes 24/7 neurology coverage as well as other specialized medical support personnel including neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons.

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital employs state-of-the-art equipment, including PET/CT scanners, ultrasound, MRI and x-ray to quickly diagnose disorders and plan treatment. Our hospital also holds a Level IV trauma designation for its emergency department and offers 87 private patient rooms with premium amenities.

Patients requiring additional neuroscience services have access to programs through our affiliation with Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, the largest and most comprehensive neuroscience program in Texas, and the broader Memorial Hermann Health System network of facilities and affiliated physicians. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is also affiliated with TIRR Memorial Hermann, a leading provider of rehabilitation services for patients that have suffered from neurological disorders including stroke and spinal cord injuries.

For an appointment with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, please call (713) 222-CARE.

Headache Clinic

At the Headache Clinic, affiliated physicians provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from all types of chronic headaches and migraines. The clinic makes high-quality care convenient for patients in the greater Sugar Land and southwest Houston communities.

Chronic headaches and migraines are among the most common ailments treated by physicians, affecting patients of all ages and leading to disabling bouts of pain and discomfort that can impact quality of life. The causes and symptoms of headaches can vary dramatically between patients. The goal for physicians affiliated with the Headache Clinic is to determine the underlying causes of a patient’s headaches and tailor treatments to each patient’s unique symptoms to minimize disability and improve quality of life.

To schedule an appointment at the Headache Clinic, please call (281) 238-3737.

Types of Headaches and Causes

Headaches vary dramatically in the location, persistency and intensity of pain. While the Headache Clinic treats all kinds of headaches, the most common types of chronic headaches that may require treatment include:

Migraines
These severe headaches are often accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, sensitivity to light and dizziness. The causes of migraines vary, but they are frequently triggered by dietary or lifestyle choices. For example, certain types of food, dehydration, lack of sleep, or stress may trigger the onset of a migraine.

Tension Headaches
These common headaches are often the result of increased stress, lack of sleep, or dietary decisions. Tension headaches usually do not prohibit patients from completing their daily activities, although the headaches may still have a serious impact on quality of life.

Trigeminal Neuralgia
This extremely painful condition is caused by damage or irritation to facial nerve endings. The pain may be triggered by a variety of activities, including eating, brushing the teeth or touching the face.

Cluster Headaches
Typically short in duration, cluster headaches can be very painful. They usually occur with some regularity – for example, patients may experience headaches during roughly the same months each year. They usually affect one side of the head and are centered around the eye. The specific causes of cluster headaches are not well understood; research aimed at developing a greater understanding is under way at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Secondary Headaches
This type of headache is caused by other, often severe neurological disorders such as aneurysms, brain tumors or meningitis. Depending on the underlying cause, secondary headaches may require immediate care to resolve.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The underlying causes, symptoms and effectiveness of different therapies for chronic headaches can vary significantly between patients, increasing the difficulty of diagnosis and treatment. Physicians at the Headache Clinic use the most advanced diagnostic techniques, beginning with a complete evaluation by the physician team.

Diagnostic services available at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital include:

  • 128-slice CT scanner
  • 1.5-Tesla MRI
  • Diagnostic Laboratory

Treatment involves a comprehensive approach for the best possible outcomes. Physicians affiliated with the Headache Clinic may prescribe a variety of treatments, including Botox® injections, physical therapy, psychological support, lifestyle counseling or infusion therapies. In certain cases, surgical interventions may be required to address the underlying cause of the headaches. Physicians affiliated with the Headache Clinic limit the use of habit-forming medications that lessen the symptoms without resolving the underlying cause of chronic headaches and that can lead to dependence, depression and disability.

Primary Stroke Center

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. It is very important that stroke patients seek immediate medical treatment in order to improve outcomes and minimize long-term disabilities.

Certified as a Primary Stroke Center through The Joint Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is equipped to rapidly diagnose and treat stroke victims. This designation by The Joint Commission and The Department of State Health Services recognizes hospitals that meet high standards for stroke care, including adherence to evidence-based medicine and continuous improvement.

In conjunction with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land provides patients with 24/7 access to affiliated vascular neurologists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke through the use of advanced imaging technology, they can:

  • Distinguish acute stroke and stroke-related events from symptomatically similar conditions
  • Collaborate and fully evaluate patients within the critical three-hour treatment window
  • Provide treatment for stroke patients, including administration of thrombolytic therapies

The Stroke Program at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land also benefits from close affiliation with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. The program is also affiliated with Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, certified by The Joint Commission as the only hospital in the Houston metro area to meet the high standards required to become a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Stroke patients can be easily transferred to either hospital if a higher level of care is required.

Diagnostic Services

We diagnose and treat patients experiencing an array of neurological disorders in all stages, from the earliest symptoms through established disease, using a personalized and comprehensive approach. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital also holds a Level IV trauma designation for its emergency department and offers 87 private patient rooms with premium amenities, including wireless internet, on demand room service, and massage therapy, for our patients.

Our hospital provides leading edge technologies to aid in diagnose and treatment, including:

  • 128 slice Computerized Tomograghy (CT) scanner
  • 1.5 tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Diagnostic laboratory
  • Ultrasound

Our capabilities also include the use of telemedicine technology to enable neurologists across the Memorial Hermann network to observe patients and assist with treatment from any location.

Conditions Treated

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital provides personalized, leading-edge care across a broad range of neurological conditions and disorders, including:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Brain tumors and neuro oncology
  • Concussions and other head injuries
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Pain and pain management
  • Spine Conditions
  • Stroke

Patients requiring additional neuroscience services have access to programs through our affiliation with Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, the largest and most comprehensive neuroscience program in Texas, and the broader Memorial Hermann Health System network of facilities and affiliated physicians.

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