Advanced Neurological Care, Close to Home

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has the advanced technology and services to help with any of your neurological issues. As a member of the Advanced Neuroscience Network, an integrated delivery system of medical professionals and hospitals focused on offering a full continuum of neurological care throughout South Florida, we focus on everything from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.

Whether you had a stroke and need care to get your life back, have a sleep disorder or you simply want to learn how to lower your risk of a brain condition, we’re here with safe neurological care near you.

What Is Neurology?

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Physicians specializing in the field of neurology are called neurologists and are trained to diagnose, treat and manage patients with neurological disorders, as well as some conditions in the musculoskeletal system.

What Are the Most Common Neurological Symptoms?

Neurological symptoms may occur due to bacteria, viruses and fungal and parasitic infections or as the immune system’s response to these potential offenders. Some of the most common symptoms of a neurological condition are as follows:

  • A change in sensation
  • Balance or coordination issues
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness in the legs and/or arms
  • Paralysis
  • Problems with your sense of touch, vision or smell
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech

When Should You See a Neurologist?

You should see a neurologist if you begin to experience something as seemingly harmless as recurring headaches to more worrisome conditions such as a seizure or limb numbness. Neurologists help diagnose, prevent and treat the following conditions:

  • Headache Disorders
    • Migraine
    • Cluster headache
    • Tension headache
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Amylotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Transient Ischemic Attack
    • Stroke
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Infections of the Brain
    • Encephalitis
    • Brain Meninges (Meningitis)
    • Spinal Cord (Myelitis)
  • Growths or Tumors of the Brain, Spinal Cord or the Peripheral Nerves
  • Movement Disorders
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Huntington's Disease
  • Demyelinating Diseases of the Central Nervous System
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
    • Tumors
    • Infections
    • Trauma
    • Malformations
  • Disorders of Peripheral Nerves, Muscles and Neuromuscular Junctions
  • Traumatic Injuries to the Brain, Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves
  • Altered Mental Status, Encephalopathy, Stupor and Coma

For life-threatening emergencies, such as a stroke, please call 911 immediately.

Neurocritical Care at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has a dedicated Neuro Intensive Care Unit (neuro-ICU) providing advanced, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care for the most critically ill patients with neurosurgical and neurological life threatening illnesses. The Neuro Intensive Care Unit team is led by an expert staff of neurosurgeons, neurologists and other healthcare professionals trained and experienced in both the neurological and medical management of patients.

The focus on top-level neurosurgery and neurologic care puts Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center at the forefront within our community for neuro-critical care including stroke, brain hemorrhage, and tumor treatment.  Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and has neurosurgery capabilities. Coupled with the established Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, these offerings enhance northern Palm Beach community’s access to lifesaving care including neurosurgery treatment options using the latest advanced technology.

Stroke Accreditations

  • Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
  • American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (2015-2021)
  • High Performance in the Treatment of Stroke in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals

 

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