Comprehensive Neurological Care
at The Institute for Neurosciences
The Institute for Neurosciences at St. Joseph's/Candler offer comprehensive care for both routine and complex neurological issues and conditions. Our specialists offer advanced care for a range of neurological disorders, including:
- Brain and spine surgery
- Endovascular neurosurgery
- Comprehensive stroke care
- Movement Disorders Program, including deep-brain stimulation
- Center for Oto-Neurology
- Inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation
The Institute for Neurosciences is the Area Leader for Movement Disorders
Our specialists at the Movement Disorders Program offer advanced diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and other movement disorders. We also are the only program in the region to offer deep brain stimulation surgical technology to help eliminate or control involuntary movements. Our integrated program brings together certified balance physical therapists, certified occupational therapists and speech therapists who all work together to better treat and manage movement disorder issues.
Advanced Neuro Intensive Care Unit for Improved Outcomes
St. Joseph's/Candler offers an expanded state-of-the-art Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit on the St. Joseph's Hospital campus, dedicated to the recovery of the most serious neurological cases. Nursing units are located in pods directly outside patient's room, allowing for closer monitored care and constant visualization of each patient.
Distinction in Quality Stroke Care
St. Joseph's/Candler is one of the first five hospitals in the country to achieve the designation as a Primary Stroke Center, awarded by The Joint Commission, including:
- acute stroke assessment team available 24/7
- interdisciplinary stroke committee
- utilize acute stroke care path
- 24/7 neurosurgery/neurology backup
- Stroke NET-Work Program
- dedicated inpatient stroke unit
- outcomes registry
- advanced stroke life support instruction and continuing education program.
Oto-Neurology Offers State-of-the-Art Diagnostics and Therapy
The Center for Oto-Neurology offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapy for patients with ear, hearing, balance, speech/language and central nervous system disorders. Services include dizziness and balance testing in addition to speech and language pathology.
Neuro Oncology Team Uses Multi-disciplinary Approach
The expert neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph's/Candler uses a collaborative approach for assessing, planning, monitoring, coordinating and evaluating the delivery of cancer care services for patients with a diagnosis of central nervous system tumors of the brain or spinal cord.
For a physician referral to The Institute for Neurosciences, please call St. Joseph's/Candler CareCall at (912) 819-3360 or (800) 622-6877.