Neurology and Neurosurgery
Whether you need the highest level of stroke care, the latest treatments for movement disorders, advanced surgery for epilepsy, or clinical trials of promising new therapies, we offer the most innovative approaches and treatments for disorders and injuries affecting the nervous system.
Your UI Health Care neurologist offers consultation, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials for diseases that affect the neurological system and works closely with our neurosurgery team to find the right treatment plan for you.
Ask your physician for a referral to Iowa’s most advanced neurosurgical care teams for adults and children. We focus on innovation and the newest technology so that we can offer you the latest advances and treatments.
Why Choose Us
We have a superb clinical staff and a long history of leadership in studying disorders of the brain and nervous system. Patients come from around the world to be seen by our experts.
- Our stroke program again appeared in the USA Today as part of an ad campaign by The American Heart Association, earning Comprehensive Stroke Center status, the highest level of stroke care certification. Comprehensive Stroke Center status identifies hospitals that meet standards for treating the most complex stroke cases.
- We were the first hospital in Iowa to perform an auditory brain stem implant (1990-1999).
- We were the first hospital to find conclusive signs of different brain activity in introverts and extroverts (1990-1999).
- A UI team found a gene mutation associated with epilepsy.
- The Department of Neurology is one of the three oldest in the country and its residency program was one of the first to be accredited in the 1920s.
- UI Hospitals & Clinics is the only hospital in the United States with a high-fidelity driving simulator for assessing the safety of drivers with health problems such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders, orthopaedic problems, and drug effects (2000-present).
- The Neurosurgical Anesthesia Service at UI Hospitals & Clinics does more than 1,700 neurosurgical anesthetics per year, at all levels of complexity.
- The UI Sleep Disorders Center was selected as a site for a drug study for people with persistent sleepiness.
- Iowa Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is recognized by the NAEC as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy (2014).
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The University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) hosts a monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. No reason to register, just join us!
These meetings are being held via Zoom. Please reach out to the group for more information.
A Cognitive Enhancement Program
Participants with cognitive impairment will be introduced to techniques and strategies to help with memory, attention, executive functioning, sleep difficulties, and more. Education will be provided regarding the cognitive effects of aging, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), sleep problems, and more.
Patients and adult family members/caregivers are welcome to attend.