When you come to Duke, our highly-specialized neurological care is tailored to your individual needs. People with epilepsy see epileptologists, people who have experienced or are at risk for stroke are treated by certified stroke specialists, and people with Alzheimer’s have access to geropsychology experts. 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 distinctions. We are a:
- Comprehensive Stroke Center
- National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
- Level 4 Center of Excellence for epilepsy
Sophisticated Medical Advances
Our team is dedicated to offering you access to the latest medical advances, including the anti-epileptic Vagus Nerve Stimulator, and the GE DaTscan for diagnosing Parkinson’s. For most conditions, we offer the newest drugs and therapies available today.
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. They include physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers, nutritionists, and genetic counselors.
Pioneers in Neurology Research
Many of the neurological disorders we treat, such as Parkinson’s disease, 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 for our patients 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 even 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 disorders.
The debilitating effects of serious illness are often magnified by physical, mental and spiritual pain and suffering. Our palliative care experts partner with you, your family, and your medical team to help you find relief.
When it comes to your care, you want the very best. Duke University Hospital's nationally ranked neurology and neurosurgery program was named best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.