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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.

Neurologists in Aurora, Colorado

Neurological issues profoundly effect your entire wellbeing. Let us walk the road to recovery with you.

At The Medical Center of Aurora, we offer testing and treatment for some of the most complex brain and nervous system conditions. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons use the latest imaging technology and establish a personalized treatment plan just for you.

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.

Related specialties

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Neurological conditions we treat

We provide assessments, diagnostics, patient education and medication management for various neurological disorders, including:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Concussions
  • Exertional headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • Movement disorders
  • Pseudotumor cerebri (intracranial hypertension)
  • Sinus headaches
  • Spinal disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tension headaches
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Neurology services we provide

Neurological care is never one-size-fits-all. We perform extensive testing to determine exactly what is affecting you so we can begin effective treatment.

Neurological exams we offer

Our specialists diagnose brain and nervous system conditions using a variety of advanced testing, including:

  • Brain endoscopy
  • Cine flow study
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electroneurodiagnostics
  • Intraoperative 3D brain imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Transcranial Doppler study
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Ultrasound of the carotid arteries

Neurological treatments we offer

Some of our neurological treatments include:

  • Aphasia treatment
  • Astrocytoma treatment
  • Brain mapping
  • Chiari malformation treatment
  • Glioblastoma multiforme treatment
  • Meningioma treatment
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Stroke treatment
  • Tumor removal
  • Vagal nerve stimulator placement

Advanced stroke care

Our hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, and this designation demonstrates our commitment to excellence in stroke care.

Our stroke care program features:

  • 24/7 neurosurgical services for hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke patients
  • 24/7 on-call neurology coverage
  • AirLife Denver for rapid transport to our medical center
  • Neurological rehabilitation (neurorehabilitation)
  • Skull-based neurosurgeons specializing in cerebrovascular services
  • Stroke Alert Program
  • Stroke support group

LVO mechanical thrombectomy

The faster you receive treatment for stroke, the more complete their recoveries can be. That’s why we perform mechanical thrombectomy procedures on-site in our neuro interventional suite. A mechanical thrombectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a highly specialized neuro-interventionalist removes a stroke-causing blood clot from your brain.

A large vessel occlusion, or LVO, is a type of stroke in which a blood clot blocks one of the major arteries of the brain. This type of stroke can be particularly severe, so timely, advanced treatment is crucial to not only save lives, but also to prevent serious brain damage.

During the procedure, a tiny tube (called a catheter) is threaded (typically through the groin) into the affected artery. Through the catheter, the team captures and removes the clot, allowing blood flow to be restored to the previously blocked area of the brain. When blood flow is restored, brain tissue is preserved.

Stroke telemedicine

Our hospital is equipped with remote access stroke care technology. This means if you are exhibiting stroke symptoms and arrive at our emergency room (ER), you can be assessed almost instantaneously by neurologists specializing in stroke care. As a result, emergency physicians can more quickly treat you, reducing or eliminating long-term stroke impacts.

Stroke alert program

We developed a stroke alert program as a benefit to you. As part of this program, specially-trained stroke response teams work closely with our emergency medical services (EMS) providers. Together, they quickly and appropriately identify and treat strokes by immediately:

  • Determining the time of onset of the symptoms
  • Determining the possible contributing risk factors
  • Performing a CT scan in the ER
  • Providing in-person or telemedicine neurology evaluation

Stroke support group

Our Rocky Mountain Stroke Support Group is one of the largest stroke support groups in the Metro Denver area. The group fosters physical and emotional healing after a stroke. Facilitated by a registered nurse, this group provides support, socialization and education on topics such as:

  • Activity
  • Community resources
  • Health
  • Nutrition

The group meets every Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am at our hospital. For more information about the stroke support group, please call (303) 594-6897.

Epilepsy and seizure management

We are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Our electroneurodiagnostics laboratory allows our doctors to accurately diagnose seizure disorders. We also have experience helping women manage their seizure disorders during pregnancy.

Movement disorder care

Our team of skilled providers, including neuropsychologists, addresses cognitive problems and provides patient and family education for:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

Although there are no cures for these diseases, we help manage and fine-tune medications to reduce your symptoms as much as possible. Additionally, if you have Parkinson’s disease, we offer deep brain stimulation as an advanced treatment.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

DBS is a surgical procedure used to treat neurological symptoms caused by Parkinson’s disease. This procedure can help reduce tremors, rigidity, stiffness, walking problems and slowed movement. It is generally used if you have symptoms that cannot be controlled with medication.

DBS does not damage healthy brain tissue, and it can be reversed. It can also easily be adjusted as your condition changes, and it decreases side effects caused by medications.

Spine care

We use a collaborative approach to spine care, which combines expertise from specialists in orthopedic care, neurological care, nursing and rehabilitation. This team works together to provide comprehensive care for spine diseases, disorders and injuries.

When surgery is necessary, our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. We also provide a preoperative spine surgery class to help you learn how to prepare for you procedure and what to expect during recovery.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) care

TBI occurs when a head injury disrupts the normal function of your brain. These injuries range from mild (brief change in mental status/consciousness) to severe (extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after injury). Many TBIs are concussions, and all TBIs require specialized diagnostics and care.

Brain injury support group

Our brain injury support group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the visitor/staff dining room at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital.

For more information, call (303) 363-5159.


An injury to the brain or central nervous system can seriously affect your ability to perform a variety of tasks. This is why, when you are admitted to our hospital for a brain or central nervous system disorder, we begin intensive neurological rehabilitation as soon you are capable. This can include physical, occupational and/or speech therapy.

As part of our comprehensive neurological care program, neurorehabilitation helps improve your ability to function independently after being diagnosed with a neurological conditions, such as a brain injury or infection.

We have developed a care program with nearby Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, a licensed acute rehabilitation center that specializes in neurological rehabilitation. This relationship allows you to transition smoothly from the acute hospital setting into a rehab facility.

Symptoms of a stroke

A stroke is a very serious medical event. As such, if you or a loved one is concerned that a stroke may be in progress, fast action saves lives.


Symptoms of all strokes can be remembered with the acronym BE FAST:

  • Balance — Are you experiencing a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
  • Eyes — Are you having a sudden change in vision or trouble seeing?
  • Face — Is one side of the face drooping?
  • Arms — Can you raise both arms? Does one drift downward?
  • Speech — Are words slurred? Can your repeat back a simple sentence?
  • Time — Time is crucial. If you notice these symptoms, call 911.

Additionally, emergency medical professionals are trained to recognize additional, more subtle symptoms that may indicate rarer types of stroke, such as LVO. This training allows our EMS team to notify our stroke alert team so they can prepare to rapidly provide this critical treatment.

Stroke awareness

A stroke is a serious medical condition. Knowing the facts about it can help you save a life, even your own.