Neurologists and neurosurgeons in Nashville, Tennessee

At TriStar Health hospitals, we offer comprehensive, patient-centered neurological care. Our patients work with teams of neurologists, neurosurgeons and caregivers who treat issues of the nervous system.

Together, we create a personal treatment plan tailored to your diagnosis. We will then help you execute that plan, from initial treatment to independent care at home.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

Our physicians diagnose and treat a range of neurological disorders and injuries, such as:

  • Brain injuries/tumors
  • Chronic headaches
  • Degenerative spinal disease (lumbar, thoracic and cervical)
  • Epilepsy (seizure disorders)
  • Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Spine injuries/tumors
  • Strokes and aneurysms
  • Vascular malformations

We also provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for neurological conditions affecting children and adolescents at The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial.

Stroke care

We provide stroke care at our comprehensive stroke centers in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. These centers are certified to remove blood clots in the brain quickly and accurately.

We also have an advanced telemedicine program. Through this program, our neurologists can communicate with stroke patients in hospitals and emergency rooms (ERs) that do not have neurology experts on-call.

By getting immediate access to a TriStar Health neurologist, patients may be eligible to receive time-critical medications such as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which can save brain function and reduce disability. As a result, emergency physicians can more quickly treat stroke patients in the ER and reduce or eliminate long-term stroke impacts on patients.

Neurological treatment options

Our patients have access to the latest, most effective treatment options for neurological diseases and injuries, including:

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

DBS is a minimally invasive technique. Your neurologist will implant electrodes in your brain that will help regulate abnormal brain activity.

DBS is used for patients with:

Intrathecal baclofen therapy (IBT)

IBT is a treatment option for severe spasticity (a condition where certain muscles continuously contract). IBT delivers medication directly to the space where fluid flows around the spinal cord.

Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgeons perform a wide range of procedures using advanced technologies. For example, we can use minimally invasive techniques to treat brain tumors and aneurysms.

Minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions and achieves greater tissue preservation compared to other methods. This means less pain and a quicker recovery.

Therapy and rehabilitation

We understand how difficult neurological conditions are to overcome. That is why we offer inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and neurological therapy.

Neurorehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation is a type of rehab helps patients with neurological disorders. For example, stroke recovery through our neurorehabilitation program helps with speech, strength and balance.

Similar to other types of therapy, neurorehabilitation helps with function, mobility and symptom management. However, unlike physical therapy, there is a focus on neurological conditions. These injuries and conditions affect the nervous system, so neurorehabilitation targets areas such as:

  • Balance
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Communication
  • Daily living activities
  • Depression
  • Low vision testing and treatment
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social and behavioral skills
  • Speech therapy
  • Stress and anxiety management