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Neurological care

Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the treatment, function and diagnosis of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord.

Neurology specialists in Thornton, Colorado

You likely have questions about your neurological disorder. Our doctors are ready to listen.

North Suburban Medical Center’s neurologists and neurosurgeons treat brain and nervous system issues with skill and care. Our hospital's emergency staff is also prepared 24/7 to treat strokes rapidly and effectively. As part of the Swedish Neuro Network, our goal is to work diligently to give you peace of mind so you can focus on healing.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Neurological disorders we treat

Our neurology program offers treatment for a full range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain tumors
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial pain syndromes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurological injuries
  • Neurological infection
  • Pituitary/pineal gland tumors
  • Spinal disorders
  • Syringomyelia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Our neurology services and treatments

We use advanced procedures and technologies to care for patients experiencing trauma and disorders of the brain, spine and nerves. From diagnosis to rehabilitation, our neurologists and neurosurgeons provide comprehensive care. We create personalized treatment plans and deliver patient-centered care throughout the entire patient journey.


Our neurosurgeons specialize in intricate procedures, including:

  • Cervical and lumbar spine surgery
  • Cranial surgery
  • Geriatric neurosurgery

Spine surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons and neurologists collaborate to care for patients with spinal injuries and diseases. These spine care services include diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation.

Stroke care

Our hospital is proud to receive recognition from national organizations that demonstrate our commitment to patient care. For example, we received the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award from the American Heart Association.

We are also certified by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center. This certification indicates that we provide rapid, lifesaving stroke care in our emergency room (ER) 24/7. Here, you receive prompt, coordinated stroke treatment from a team of neurologists and specially trained nurses and technicians.

Additionally, our ER staff works with area emergency medical services (EMS) providers to identify stroke patients before the ambulance arrives at the hospital. Because of this coordinated care, our staff is ready to quickly provide the appropriate intervention as soon as the patient's ambulance arrives.

Signs of a stroke

Fast medical intervention is critical when someone is having a stroke. Seek emergency medical care if you notice any of the following stroke symptoms:

  • Confusion, trouble speaking or difficulty understanding
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs (especially on one side of the body)
  • Severe headache with no cause
  • Trouble seeing
  • Trouble walking or lack of balance/coordination

Neurological rehabilitation

After neurosurgery or a neurological event, such as a stroke, some patients require physical therapy and rehabilitation. In these cases, our certified therapists work with each patient to regain skills and maximize independence as quickly and safely as possible.

HealthONE Swedish Neuro Network

Swedish Medical Center is a national leader in the area of neurosciences. Featuring clinical depth and a team of experts, combined with unparalleled outcomes, Swedish has become the gold standard in stroke, neurology and neurosurgical care.

The Swedish Neuro Network leverages the quality and capabilities of Swedish with stroke/neuro care at five other HealthONE acute care hospitals for the benefit of patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Services are available at: