The Neurosciences Institute at The George Washington University Hospital


GW Neurosciences Institute

The Neurosciences Institute at The George Washington University Hospital is one of the premier neurological centers in the world. Patients come for comprehensive care by the neurological team's internationally recognized experts. The team treats patients for a wide range of neurological problems.

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Neurosciences Services

Cognitive Neurology Center

Deep Brain Stimulation Center

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment to correct abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes neurological movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease.
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Epilepsy Center

At The Epilepsy Center, specialists use a variety of diagnosis and treatment techniques to provide personalized care for those living with epilepsy.
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Headache / Migraines Center

Migraines involve changes in chemicals and blood vessels in the brain, which trigger pain signals leading to headaches and other symptoms.
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Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology Center

The Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology Center offers specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with complex aneurysms, richly vascularized brain tumors, and many other neurological conditions.
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Multiple Sclerosis Center

Neurologists at The Neurosciences Institute have extensive experience diagnosing and treating patients with multiple sclerosis by employing a carefully calibrated combination of medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and, as appropriate, emerging experimental therapies.
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Neuro Imaging Center

Neuro-Oncology Center

The Neuro-Oncology Center focuses on a comprehensive approach to the treatment of brain tumors. Specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neuroradiology, nursing, speech and occupational and physical therapy work together to enhance patient care at every stage.
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Neuro Trauma Critical Care Center

Neuromuscular Disorders Center

The Neuromuscular Disorders Center is internationally recognized for its expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex muscle diseases. The program specializes in treating peripheral neuropathy, myopathies, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and myasthenia gravis.
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Parkinson's Disease center

The Neurosciences Institute offers options to help control and improve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
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Sleep Center

The Center for Sleep Disorders dedicates itself to providing patients with an accurate diagnosis of their sleep disorders, as well as appropriate and effective treatments.
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Spine Center

Orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain and rehab specialists work together to treat back and neck problems, from the simple to the complex. The GW Spine Center offers conservative and minimally invasive treatment options that can help get you back to your active life--without the threat of pain.
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Stereotactic and Radiosurgery Center

One of the few centers in the United States offering pallidotomy and thalamotomy for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, and the only facility in the nation's capital performing stereotactic surgery for movement disorders, the Stereotactic and Radiosurgery Center has earned its reputation as a leader in the use of stereotactic techniques for diagnosis, therapeutic planning and treatment.
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Stroke Center

The Stroke Center is recognized as an outstanding program. It was awarded a Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission, which recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.
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Translational Research Center


Physicians at the Neurosciences Institute at George Washington University Hospital conduct research on and perform advanced procedures in their fields. Below are explanations of several out of the many procedures offered by the Neurosciences Institute.

Awake Craniotomy

To prepare for surgeries that target brain tumors or epilepsy, "awake" craniotomy is performed to determine which areas in the patient's brain are responsible for certain functions.
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Endovascular Neurosurgery

Endovascular surgery is done from within the affected blood vessel to treat patients with an aneurysm or weakening of a blood vessel wall.
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Skull Base Surgery

This delicate surgery is often performed to remove tumors or to correct aneurysms and blood vessel abnormalities.
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