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The brain, spine, and peripheral nerves are delicate structures that should be treated only by specialists with a high level of skill and experience.
Our team is led by Penn Medicine neurosurgeons who work to provide you with convenient access to advanced neurologic care when you need it most. Our goal is to help you restore function, minimize pain, and improve your quality of life. We do this by applying the latest research, diagnostic techniques, and surgical approaches when developing your plan of care.
Procedures take place in the hybrid operating lab at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, which provides our team the ability to perform both conventional open and microsurgical procedures. The lab features advanced bi-plane imaging technology that creates a three-dimensional roadmap of the blood vessels within your brain, and other state-of-the-art equipment that our neurosurgeons use to treat complex conditions such as brain tumors and spinal cord injuries.
Patients requiring around-the-clock inpatient care are managed by Penn Medicine’s neurohospitalists. These physicians assist Virtua’s critical care physicians by providing specialized neurologic care.
If your condition requires, you may be transferred to the Neurocritical Care Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Following treatment, you may require intensive rehabilitation. The Regional Rehabilitation Center at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital is the only comprehensive rehabilitation facility in southern New Jersey to be located within an acute care hospital. The Center provides patients with 24/7 medical care including physical, occupational, and speech therapy as needed.
At Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Penn’s neurosurgeons provide expert treatment for the many conditions associated with the central nervous system (brain, spine, and peripheral nerves). Some of the most common concerns we manage include:
• Aneurysm, including arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
• Brain cancer (including meningiomas and tumors)
• Brain infection
• Carotid artery narrowing/blockage
• Parkinson's disease
• Pituitary gland conditions
• Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
The Penn Medicine Virtua Neurosciences Program’s highly experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, neurohospitalists, clinical, and auxiliary staff work closely with you and your referring physician to deliver the expert treatment and follow-up you need. The neurosciences program at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital is recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and the State of New Jersey.
Call 911 immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of a stroke,
including slurred speech, sudden confusion, blurred vision, dizziness or numbness/weakness
of the arm, face, or leg.
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