Neurological care in Salem

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons in Salem, Virginia work with a team of doctors and subspecialists in other areas to determine the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs. Additionally, our staff will help design a treatment plan that leverages the latest techniques and technologies as well as manage your condition by employing an approach that focuses on giving you the best possible patient experience.

LewisGale Physicians treat illnesses of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. In addition to treating diseases such as autism, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and Parkinson’s disease, our expert neurologists also provide care for strokes, migraines and back pain.

Neurological studies and screenings

Patients of LewisGale Physicians will be provided with access to imaging and diagnostic procedures that will help our specialists understand more about symptoms being observed by a patient and what condition he/she might be experiencing. Some of the neurological studies our neurology department provides include:

  • Lidocaine and Botox® injections for headache
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Sleep studies
  • Visual evoked potentials

Spine care in Virginia

The spine surgeons and neurological surgeon affiliated with LewisGale Physicians are highly-trained in performing complex spine surgeries to treat numerous types of spine injuries and abnormalities, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back, arm and leg pain
  • Spine injuries and trauma
  • Spine tumors—benign, malignant and metastatic
  • Osteoporotic or pathologic compression fractures
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks

Brain disorder care at LewisGale

The specialists at our LewisGale Physician facilities are specialized in treating a wide variety of brain diseases, including:

  • Benign and malignant primary brain tumors
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pseudotumor cerebri, also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Stroke and intracranial hemorrhage
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Refractory pain syndromes

Treatments for brain disorders and diseases

  • Surgeries to treat primary brain tumors—benign and malignant
    • Intraoperative electrophysiologic mapping and monitoring
    • Awake craniotomy
    • Stereotactic biopsy
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Neuroendoscopic procedures, including tumor surgery and CSF diversion
  • CSF shunting procedures
  • Transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors
  • Surgery for seizures
  • Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Pain stimulators/neuromodulation for refractory pain syndromes
  • Intrathecal Baclofen pumps for spasticity
  • Intrathecal Morphine pumps for chronic pain