The UW Medicine Neurological Surgery team is an international leader in the care and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the nervous system (brain, spine and peripheral nerves). Our comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to treating complex neurosurgical problems ensures patients receive individualized, compassionate care using the latest technology.
The UW Medicine Neurology team provides personalized consultation, evaluation and treatment for patients with a wide range of brain, spine and central nervous system conditions. Our comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to treating complex neurological problems ensures patients receive individualized, compassionate care using the latest technology.
As one of the first comprehensive multiple sclerosis (MS) centers in the country, UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center has more than thirty years of expertise dedicated solely to multiple sclerosis. We are committed to enhancing the life quality of patients at every stage of the MS continuum by providing expert diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care and serving as a gateway to additional services and resources within the community.
As the 1st Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Washington State, the UW Medicine Stroke Center at Harborview Medical Center is proud to be recognized for consistently providing the highest standards of stroke care 24/7 every day of the year. Our stroke specialists provide immediate treatment to save lives and enhance recovery locally, coordinate stroke care across the region, and offer Telestroke access for patients outside the area.
The UW Medicine Adult and Transitional Hydrocephalus Program provides expert diagnosis and specialized, lifelong care for adults and adolescents with all types of hydrocephalus. Our unique Transitional Hydrocephalus Program–a close partnership with Seattle Children’s–ensures a seamless transition for children with hydrocephalus as they become young adults.
The UW Medicine Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery program employs Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and other innovative technologies to care for patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and complex movement disorders. Our movement disorder neurologist works hand in hand with a neurological surgeon to provide patient-centric, multidisciplinary care that effectively improves symptoms.
The UW Medicine Regional Epilepsy Center offers a multidisciplinary program for the comprehensive clinical care of epilepsy. We offer diagnostic and treatment protocols on the cutting edge of technology--from innovative electrodiagnostic and brain imaging methods to a robotic laser probe that can reach deep parts of the brain with computer-guided precision—to correctly diagnose seizures and determine their underlying causes.
The UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center clinical team provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other ailments that impact cognitive ability. From the initial consultation through treatment and comprehensive follow-up care, our clinical team collaborates with families to support patients every step of the way.
The UW Medicine Sleep Center provides multidisciplinary assessment, treatment and follow-up consultation services for patients with sleep-related problems. Our assessment tools include take-home sleep study devices so that patients may sleep at home instead of coming into the lab for testing.
The UW Medicine Pituitary Program provides comprehensive treatment to patients with disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus including tumors, inflammatory conditions and hormonal conditions. Our multidisciplinary team prepares a diagnostic and therapeutic plan individually customized for you. If surgery is needed, our highly skilled surgeons treat complex pituitary tumors using minimally invasive TSS (Endoscopic Transnasal Transsphenoidal) surgery that accesses the tumor through your nasal passage.
At the UW Medicine Alvord Brain Tumor Center, we offer a multidisciplinary Medical Home to brain tumor patients, giving them one place to go for consults, treatment visits and follow-up care. We coordinate your care with our specialists, who have access to every form of advanced treatment technology available, and are pioneering research into genetic, cellular and immune system causes and treatments of cancer.
At the Headache Clinic at UWMC-Roosevelt, we partner with patients to provide diagnosis and medical management of chronic headaches of all types, as well as traumatic brain injury. Our interdisciplinary team takes the whole person into account – physical, mental and emotional – to create a personalized treatment plan that enables patients to successfully manage their headaches for the long term.
The Neuro-Rehabilitation Program specializes in recovery from brain injury and brain disorders with an emphasis on patient and family involvement. Our multidisciplinary team focuses on improving function, mobility, safety, independence and cognitive skills while preventing or decreasing pain, weakness, stress and deficits in social and behavior skills.
UW Medicine Neuropsychological Assessment Services at Harborview provide thorough evaluations that assess cognitive function, executive function, mental status, memory, perception, mood and emotion. Our neuropsychologists interpret the results and provide specific client-centered recommendations.
The Intracranial Hypertension Program at UW Medicine offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment for the high fluid pressure inside of the head that is known as intracranial hypertension. We understand the physical and emotional toll of this disease, and our seamless patient care alleviates suffering and the worry that tends to go along with it.
The Cerebrovascular Lab at Harborview offers a full spectrum of diagnostics and testing for the assessment of cerebrovascular disease and injury. Our skilled sonographers and neurosurgeons have a combination of ability, knowledge and experience unparalleled in the region; together, they provide your physician or neurosurgeon with a thorough report that gives important information about the blood vessels that supply your brain.
Neuro-Imaging and Diagnostic Services at UW Medicine provide state-of-the-art electroencephalography and related diagnostic testing services using the latest techniques and equipment. As one of the few Philips showcase sites in the country, our labs have access to innovative new first-of-a-kind programs and technology.
The UW Medicine Gamma Knife Center at Harborview offers the latest in Gamma Knife technology--minimally invasive radiosurgery used for brain abnormalities that minimizes the risk of injury to adjacent tissues. Gamma Knife is particularly effective in reaching small, localized tumors deep inside the brain that would otherwise be difficult to reach.
The UW Medicine Movement Disorder Program provides diagnosis and treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, tremor and other neurological conditions from leading experts in the field. Our clinic enables patients to access the latest in research discoveries and clinical innovations.
Our UW Medicine neuromuscular specialists diagnose and treat adult and pediatric patients with diseases that cause degeneration of the muscles or nerves that control movement and sensation, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). After assessment, treatment may include drug therapy, surgical intervention, rehabilitation and patient and family education and support.
The UW Medicine Neurogenetics team--comprised of a physician, certified genetic counselor, licensed clinical social worker and advanced practice nurse-evaluates and diagnoses people who have or are at risk for neurogenetic diseases. The team reviews a patient's personal and family medical history, comes to a specific diagnosis when possible, provides information about the natural history of the disorder, helps patients make informed choices about testing, provides appropriate referrals and follow-up, and introduces families to peer support groups at the local and national levels.
The UW Medicine Skull Base Tumor Program is committed to excellent care for patients with benign or malignant tumors affecting the skull base —tumors that require specialized operative techniques for approach, removal and repair. We combine the most skilled, experienced and dedicated team with the most successful tumor treatments in an environment designed for the needs of our patients.
In collaboration with the UW Medicine Eye Institute, our neuro-ophthalmologists treats patients with visual disorders caused by conditions of the nervous system, such as stroke, tumors or optic nerve disease.
In collaboration with Seattle Children's, UW Medicine has established the Seattle Sports Concussion Program to provide children, teen and adult athletes with evaluation, treatment and medical clearance to return to sports as well as education on the prevention and treatment of concussions. This comprehensive program is composed of healthcare providers in rehabilitation medicine, neurological surgery, neuropsychology, sports medicine and radiology and imaging services.
As the only Level I trauma center serving the WAMI region, Harborview neurological surgeons specialize in treating traumatic brain injuries. Our neurotrauma surgeons provide services for the most complex injuries including concussion, nerve damage, axonal injury, penetrating damage, and facture care. We bring expertise in emergency care, surgery, and therapy to guide patients through neurotrauma injuries.
The acoustic neuroma program of UW Medicine provides the best possible patient-focused care to treat acoustic neuroma tumors with minimal side effects. Our expert surgical teamwork, sophisticated nerve monitoring, skilled neuro-anesthesia, intensive nursing and rehabilitation therapy enable us to control tumors while preserving facial and hearing function.