The Neurosciences Institute at GW Hospital

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Schedule an Appointment or Visit Our Walk-in Clinic

Please fill out our general appointment form below or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS. We also offer a walk-in clinic for patients with all types of neurosurgical problems, including chronic neck and back pain. No prior imaging necessary. Most insurances accepted.

Location: 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 7 South, Washington, D.C. 20037
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – noon

We are taking extensive measures to help keep you safe during your visit. This includes screening all who enter the facility, social distancing, universal masking, isolation of COVID-19 patients, enhanced disinfection, limited visitation and more.

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Virtual Visits Available

Virtual Health enables you to speak with providers using your phone, tablet or computer. Call 888-4GW-DOCS to schedule a virtual appointment. Learn more about virtual appointments at GW. 

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.

Stroke Care on Washington's Top News (WTOP)

Neurosurgeons Dimitri Sigounas, MD, and Christopher Leon Guerrero, MD, from GW Hospital share insights and discuss the latest stroke treatments with WTOP.

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Department Chairmen 

Anton Sidawy, MD

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS

Interim Department Chair

Henry Kaminski

Henry Kaminski, MD

Chairman of Neurology

Specialties

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, which recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

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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

We offer specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with complex aneurysms, richly vascularized brain tumors and other neurological conditions.

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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.

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Neuroimaging Center

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.

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Neuro-Oncology Center

We focus on a comprehensive approach to the treatment of brain tumors. Specialists from various disciplines work together to enhance patient care at every stage.

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Neuromuscular Disorders Center

We are internationally recognized for our expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex muscle diseases like 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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Precision Virtual Reality

GW Hospital now uses an advanced virtual reality tool for neurosurgery. Precision Virtual Reality™ by Surgical Theater enables surgeons to virtually explore a patient’s brain prior to performing a procedure.

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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 and Pain Center

Orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain and rehab specialists work together to treat back and neck problems, from the simple to the complex.

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Stereotactic and Radiosurgery Center

We are one of the few centers in the U.S. 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.

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Find a Doctor

For a physician referral, call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS or search for a doctor online.