Quality Care for Your Brain and Nervous System
If you or a loved one needs neurological care for a stroke or other condition, Centennial Hills Hospital can help.
Often, issues affecting the brain and spinal cord require immediate emergency care. In other cases, more in-depth neurological examinations may be recommended. For all your needs, Centennial Hills Hospital provides quality care close to home. Neurosurgeons, neurology doctors and other specialists treat a wide range of brain and nervous system disorders.
Our advanced services include specialized care for the diagnosis and treatment of strokes. Doctors also provide advanced neurosurgery and minimally invasive treatments for aneurysms and other complex conditions.
When life throws the unexpected at you, when every second counts, when you need the highest level of care, our team is with you every step of the way. Watch this video to learn more:
Advanced Primary Stroke Center for a Higher Level of Care
Centennial Hills Hospital is certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. It has also received a Get With The Guidelines® award from the American Heart Association. These distinctions recognize the hospital’s commitment to standards and guidelines that can improve patient outcomes.
In the event of a possible stroke, knowing what the symptoms include, and getting immediate care, are critical.
Find a Doctor
To make an appointment, contact our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888 or search for a physician online.
A Biplane Lab for Neurointerventional Radiology
The hospital’s biplane lab is used for performing minimally invasive procedures. With this approach, doctors provide treatment using a catheter. This is a thin tube that is the width of a spaghetti strand.
Doctors gently thread the catheter from the femoral artery in the thigh up to the brain. They may use this technique for treating strokes and other neurological disorders. Benefits for patients can include shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery times and less visible surgical scarring.
Stroke and Blood Clot Treatments
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced. Restoring blood flow as quickly as possible is key to having the best possible outcome.
One of the procedures offered at Centennial Hills Hospital is thrombolytic therapy. With this treatment, doctors use a catheter to dissolve a clot in the brain that is blocking blood flow. Doctors also use tiny catheters to provide endovascular therapy for treating large vessel occlusions (LVOs). LVOs result from the blockage of a major brain artery.
Brain Tumor and Aneurysm Treatments
An aneurysm occurs when there is a weakening in the artery wall. As a result, the artery becomes enlarged, or balloons out. If an aneurysm in the brain ruptures, or bursts, it can be life-threatening.
Doctors at Centennial Hills Hospital offer advanced treatment for aneurysms. This includes a procedure called endovascular coil treatment. This involves using coils at the site of a brain aneurysm to create clotting. It can reduce the ability of the aneurysm to burst and cause a stroke.
Doctors also perform skull base surgery to treat both aneurysms and brain tumors. Often, the brain tumors may be benign, or not cancerous. Skull base tumors lie in a particular location. They are near the bones that form the bottom of the head and the ridge behind the eyes and nose. Surgeons at Centennial Hills Hospital take care to minimize the size of a bone opening during skull base surgery. This can help support faster recovery.
Refinements in techniques now allow neurosurgeons to treat brain tumors that were previously thought to be inoperable. Alternatives to surgery may include chemotherapy, embolization and radiation.
Doctors are unsure of what causes skull base tumors. In rare cases, they have been linked to radiation exposure or genetic factors. The cause of aneurysms at the base of the skull also is largely unknown; however, a small percentage are inherited defects. Cigarette smoking and high blood pressure can cause aneurysms to grow and bleed.
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Treatment
Centennial Hills Hospital offers advanced treatment for AVM. This is an unusual jumble of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins. This condition may disrupt the normal flow of blood.
Left untreated, an AVM could rupture. This may cause further medical complications. For example, it may result in a possible stroke and hemorrhage in the brain, or brain damage.
Long-Term EEG Monitoring
Long-term electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring is the process of recording an EEG for a prolonged period of time to document epileptic seizures or other episodic disturbances of neurologic function.
Mazor Robotics – Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform
Centennial Hills Hospital uses the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform, which combines pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative guidance, giving surgeons advanced spinal surgery options. As spinal surgery has evolved, more focus has been placed on minimally invasive techniques, and this is where the Mazor X Stealth Edition Platform can deliver its greatest technological benefits.
Minimally-invasive procedures, with their smaller incisions, can pose a challenge to surgeons due to the limited view of the patient’s anatomy. The Mazor X Stealth Edition Robotic Guidance Platform helps to overcome this challenge with a 3D comprehensive surgical plan and analytics that gives the surgeon comprehensive information and visualization before the surgery starts. Consequently, the platform supports surgeons’ commitment to operate with precision.
Understanding the Brain and Nervous System
The human brain is an amazing organ. It affects how you think and feel. It also controls basic functions like breathing and heart rhythm.
The brain is part of your nervous system, along with your spine and all of your nerve cells, or neurons. Your nervous system works by transmitting signals between your brain and other parts of your body. This helps keep you functioning in a healthy way.
Meet the Team
Neurology doctors and staff at Centennial Hills Hospital provide advanced care in a supportive environment. Neurosurgeons and other specialists bring expertise and experience to treat complex conditions.
High-level care is provided every step of the way. We’re here to support you from neurological exams to treatment to recovery.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.