A Comprehensive Approach to Brain Care, Close to Home

The brain is the center of your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and movements. At Parkview, you will find a compassionate and comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of brain-related conditions – right here in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.

Our team takes a multidisciplinary approach to care, bringing together experts in neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology and rehabilitation services for a complete care experience. Together, our team provides diagnosis and treatment to patients with brain-related diseases and disorders, including brain tumors, brain injury and aneurysms, or blood clotting in the brain. 

New Technology for Brain Tumor or Spine Tumor Surgery

There are many types of brain tumors and spine tumors. These occur when there is a mass or growth of abnormal cells. Some tumors are noncancerous, or benign, while others may be cancerous, or malignant. If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, your care team will discuss treatment options to help you make informed decisions. Treatment options vary by the type of cancer, the tumor size and its location. Neurosurgery is a common option used to treat brain and spine tumors.

In addition to our skilled neurosurgical team, Parkview has invested in innovative technologies for best-in-class neurosurgery capabilities. We were first in the region to use BrightMatterTM from Synaptive Medical, a robotic  imaging and surgical navigation system that gives our surgeons a closer look at the brain. With greater visibility and precision, they can treat conditions that previously may have been considered inoperable.

Comprehensive Brain Injury Treatment

Injury to the brain can range from a mild concussion to a severe head injury. Brain injuries are commonly caused by a blow to the head or a fall, which shakes the brain and causes bruising or swelling to soft tissue.

Know the symptoms of brain injury. Schedule a visit with our neurosciences team if you have experienced one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty remembering new information
  • Headache, vision problems or dizziness
  • Feeling sad, nervous or easily angered
  • Change in sleep pattern

Minor head injuries can heal with rest. However, more serious injuries may require more comprehensive and intensive care. Treatment options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication 
  • Counseling

For those needing comprehensive treatment, we provide a certified brain injury program within Parkview’s inpatient rehabilitation center. Located at Parkview Hospital Randallia, the Parkview Rehabilitation Center features specially trained rehabilitation physicians, nurses and therapists.

Effective Treatment for Brain Aneurysm and Blood Clots

A brain aneurysm, or cerebral aneurysm, is a bulge that occurs in a weakened blood vessel in the brain. These bulges can rupture and cause the aneurysm to bleed into the brain, which may cause a stroke or, even, sudden death.

Brain aneurysms can be caused by head trauma or may be the result of conditions that are present at birth. While brain aneurysms are more common in adults, they can occur at any age.

If an aneurysm is detected in the brain, surgery may be the best treatment option. There are two types of surgery provided by our skilled neuro-interventional and neurosurgical teams at Parkview: surgical clipping or endovascular coiling. Surgical clipping is a procedure where a metal clip is placed on the neck of the aneurysm to cut off blood flow and prevent bleeding. Endovascular coiling, or coil embolization, uses a catheter to insert coils into the aneurysm. These coils cause the blood to clot to prevent a rupture.

Our surgeons use BrightMatterTM from Synaptive Medical, an imaging and navigation technology, to deliver highly precise brain aneurysm surgery. This technology can also be used to remove other blood clots, which may cause stroke.

 

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