At Duke, our dedicated, specialized neurologists treat a range of conditions affecting the brain and nervous system. Our doctors collaborate with you and your family to design treatment plans customized to your specific needs. Whatever your diagnosis, we want you to live the fullest life possible, free from debilitating symptoms, pain, and other side effects caused by neurological disorders.
Conditions We Treat
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Why Choose Duke
Top-Ranked Neurological Care
Our team of specialists and our comprehensive treatment options for neurological disorders have helped us earn a number of important designations.
- Accredited Center for Sleep
- Accredited Electromyography Lab
- Accredited Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Service
- Center of Excellence for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Center of Excellence for Huntington’s Disease
- Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease
- Designated Care Center for Muscular Dystrophy
- Designated Centers for Stroke Care
- Level 4 Center for Epilepsy
Sophisticated Medical Advances
Our team is dedicated to understanding and offering the latest medical advances. These include access to the Inspire surgical implant for sleep disorders, GE DaTscan for diagnosing Parkinson’s, and a host of advanced diagnostics and treatments for epilepsy -- including vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) and responsive neurostimulator (RNS) treatment, deep brain stimulation, a state-of-the-art epilepsy monitoring unit, and more.
Highly Specialized Team Approach
We believe that the best results stem from comprehensive neurological care, involving a team of experts from many areas of medicine. In addition to our doctors -- specially trained neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and neuropsychologists -- our neurological care team includes a range of providers who help manage your symptoms, recovery, and rehabilitation. These include social workers, nutritionists, genetic counselors, palliative care experts, ophthalmologists, internal and pain medicine specialists, mental health providers, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
Pioneers in Neurology Research
Many of the neurological disorders we treat, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy, and ALS, have no cure. That’s why our research efforts are so important. Duke scientists are studying the genetics and root causes of these neurological disorders in order to develop more targeted and effective treatments and, hopefully, find cures.
Comprehensive Support Programs
We know that neurological disorders can affect your quality of life and ability to perform basic daily tasks. We also understand that they can cause emotional -- and sometimes financial -- burdens on family members. We believe it’s important to treat the entire person, not just the disease. That’s why we offer support groups, psychological support services, and in-depth patient education programs. Many of our support services are targeted at helping family members better care for loved ones diagnosed with a brain injury or neurological disorder.
Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our neurology and neurosurgery program is nationally ranked, and the highest ranked program in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.