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Neurological care

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

Neurology services in South Denver

We take time to understand your unique concerns and challenges.

In South Denver, Sky Ridge Medical Center's neurology team brings together neurologists, neurosurgeons and specialists. As part of the Swedish Neuro Network, they have extensive experience treating nearly all forms of neurological disease and supporting you from diagnosis through recovery.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related 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 health-related 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 diseases we treat

Our neurologists have specialized expertise in treating a wide range of neurological diseases and conditions, including:

  • Aneurysms
  • Brain tumors
  • Chronic migraines
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurological cancers
  • Neurotrauma
  • Pulsatile tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Stroke (hemorrhagic and ischemic)
  • Vascular diseases

Our neuroscience program

We combine a patient-centered approach with advanced technologies to provide neurological and neurosurgical services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This type of comprehensive care makes us one of the premier neuroscience centers in south Denver.

Advanced stroke care

We have been recognized nationally for stroke care. Our emergency care physicians and neurologists work hand-in-hand to provide fast, lifesaving treatment.

The American Heart Association recognized us with the Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite Award. The Joint Commission designated our hospital as the first Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Colorado. Patients who undergo this procedure quickly enough after a stroke begins often recover with little to no long-term damage.

The average time from diagnostic testing to completion of an endovascular thrombectomy is less than one hour at our hospital. This means we are able to have a blocked artery open in less than 20 minutes, with patients only needing light sedation.

Stroke symptoms

Knowing the warning signs of a stroke can help save lives. Being able to identify a stroke is one of the most proactive steps you can take toward combating it. Remember the acronym "F.A.S.T." when looking for the warning signs of stroke:

  • Face: Is one side of the face drooping?
  • Arms: Can they raise both arms? Does one drift downward?
  • Speech: Are words slurred? Can they repeat back a simple sentence?
  • Time: Time is crucial. If you notice any of these symptoms, call 911, immediately.

Stroke Alert Program

We are proud to participate in the Stroke Alert Program, a program developed in partnership with local emergency medical services (EMS). Stroke Alert allows our physicians and EMS agencies to work together to provide seamless stroke care.

Stroke telemedicine

We use advanced telemedicine technology in our emergency room (ER) to allow you to be assessed almost instantly by a neurologist who specializes in stroke care. As a result, our ER physicians are able to work quickly to treat you if you arrive at our hospital with stroke symptoms, reducing the long-term impacts of stroke.

Neuro-oncology program

Our surgical team is a leader in neuro-oncology, using innovative treatment methods to evaluate, diagnose and remove brain and spinal cord tumors. In partnership with our hospital's oncology program, we also offer access to neuro-oncology clinical trials.

Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT)

LITT is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical technique for treating brain tumors. It allows neurosurgeons to gently and precisely use a robotically-driven laser to destroy tumor tissue using real-time MRI guidance.

LITT is beneficial for the following reasons:

  • It provides a leading-edge option for inoperable or recurrent brain tumors, radiation necrosis or tumors in medically-fragile patients.
  • Being a minimally invasive procedure with an incision smaller than a centimeter, it offers shorter recovery times.
  • It often is a same-day surgery, meaning you don't even need to spend the night in the hospital.
  • Using real-time MRI thermography allows the neurosurgeon to monitor tissue temperature while robotically steering laser light to ablate (destroy) unwanted tissue.
  • It is typically covered by insurance.

Spine care

Our multidisciplinary spine care team includes specialists from orthopedic care and neurological care, allowing us to treat a wide spectrum of back, neck and spine conditions. We are designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield and we were named to Becker's list of 101 Hospitals with Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs.

Robot-assisted spine surgery

We stay at the forefront of surgical technology and use advanced techniques to provide the best outcomes possible for our patients. One example of this innovation is our use of minimally invasive robot-assisted technology for spine treatments. With this surgical technology, our spine surgeons can preplan procedures to your exact anatomy, operate through small incisions and place hardware with extreme precision.

Preoperative spine surgery education

Additionally, we provide a preoperative spine surgery class when spine surgery is necessary. This class helps you learn how to prepare for your surgery and recovery.

Neurological rehabilitation

Our hospital provides physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help patients recover from spine surgeries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes and other neurological conditions and procedures. Your neurorehabilitation regimen begins as soon as possible to help you get moving safely and comfortably.

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:

Sky Ridge Medical Center stroke outcomes

Sky Ridge Medical Center has consistently provided high-quality, advanced stroke care for patients.

Stroke Data report

January 2023 Description

  • Median door to treatment with clot buster medication:
  • Percentage of stroke patients treated with clot buster medications:
  • Median door to start of thrombectomy:
  • Median door to successful large artery thrombectomy:
  • Percentage of patients a large artery blockage who receive thrombectomy and have a good outcome:


36 minutes (75% of cases treated in under 45 minutes)

17% (National treatment rate 3-5%)

83 minutes (goal 90 min)

97.5 minutes (goal < 120="" />

56% (In studies where no treatment was done, good outcomes only occurred around 29% of the time)

Things to know about strokes

Our stroke coordinator discusses how to prevent strokes and our many stroke treatment options.

Advanced stroke treatment at Sky Ridge proves lifesaving for Aurora resident 

Despite doing everything right to keep her blood pressure in check, this 78-year-old Aurora resident had three strokes in five years.
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Our Neurological care Locations

Currently Viewing:

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000

Currently Viewing:

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000
Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
 (303) 788 - 5000

10.4 miles

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

11.3 miles