The Neurosciences Institute at the George Washington University Hospital
The Neurosciences Institute (NI) at the George Washington University Hospital is a premier neurological center. Patients with the most complex disorders affecting the nervous system come to the NI for comprehensive interdisciplinary care by the Institute’s internationally recognized team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, emergency room physicians, critical care specialists, physiatrists, psychiatrists, neuro-radiologists, neuro-pathologists and neuro-interventional specialists, as well as allied health service providers in nursing, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and neurologic rehabilitation.
Using advanced procedures such as awake craniotomy, endovascular neurosurgery and skull base surgery, state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatment trials, physicians at the NI are helping patients with neurological disorders manage their conditions and get the most out of life. The NI's specialties include:
Comprehensive Stroke Center
GW Hospital is designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and American Heart Association which which recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. GW Hospital is the the 97th hospital nationwide (only two percent of U.S. hospitals) to receive this designation.
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.
At The Epilepsy Center, specialists use a variety of diagnosis and treatment techniques to provide personalized care for those living with epilepsy.
Headache / Migraines Center
Migraines involve changes in chemicals and blood vessels in the brain, which trigger pain signals leading to headaches and other symptoms.
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 other neurological conditions.
Multiple Sclerosis Center
Neurologists have extensive experience diagnosing and treating patients with multiple sclerosis through a carefully calibrated combination of medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy and emerging experimental therapies.
Neurologists use a variety of tests such as electroencephalogram, magnetic resonance imaging and tomography to get images of the brain that help determine diagnosis and treatment.
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.
Neuromuscular Disorders Center
The Neuromuscular Disorders Center is internationally recognized for its expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex muscle diseases like peripheral neuropathy, myopathies, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and myasthenia gravis.
Parkinson's Disease Center
The Neurosciences Institute offers options to help control and improve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Precision Virtual Reality
The George Washington University Hospital now uses an advanced virtual reality tool for neurosurgery. Precision Virtual Reality™ by Surgical Theater allows surgeons to virtually explore a patient’s brain prior to performing a procedure.
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.
Spine and Pain 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 and Pain Center offers conservative and minimally invasive treatment options that can help get you back to your active life - without the threat of pain.
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.
Clinical Trials & Research
GW Institute for Neuroscience/CNMC Center for Neuroscience Seminars >
GW Medical Faculty Research and Trials: Neurology and Neurosurgery