Presence Health

For brain tumors and brain disorders, our experts collaborate to determine the best treatment options. Whether it’s stereotactic radiotherapy, a minimally invasive procedure or traditional surgery, we do what’s necessary – and what’s best for you. Our capabilities allow us to treat brain conditions across the board including:

  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that affects thinking, language skills and memory, leaving some without the ability to perform even the simplest tasks. Although there is no known cure, research is providing much insight into the disease. Dementia describes a broader category of brain-function loss that can occur with certain diseases.

If you or a loved one are concerned about memory loss or other symptoms that may signal Alzheimer's or other type of dementia, the specialists at Presence Neuroscience Institute can provide an evaluation that will offer answers and advice on the best course of treatment.

  • Aneurysms and AVMs

Presence Neuroscience Institute uses the latest techniques and technologies to diagnose and treat conditions involving blood vessels in the brain. Our specialists have expertise in aneurysms, which are the ballooning of arteries produced by a weakening in the vessel wall, as well as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), which are abnormal connections between arteries and veins.

  • Brain Tumors

Because Presence Neuroscience Institute has some of the nation’s top neurosurgeons, we’re able to offer advanced procedures for brain tumors that are usually only performed at academic medical centers. One such procedure is surgery performed while the patient is awake. This procedure allows us to more accurately remove brain tumors located near key brain functions like speech and memory. For other complex or hard-to-reach tumors, our stereotactic radiosurgery technology allows us to more precisely pinpoint the location and shape of the tumor, enabling us to preserve the surrounding healthy tissue during radiation.

For intracranial and skull base tumors, we use Varian Trilogy™ radiosurgery and novel chemotherapy techniques. These procedures enable us to treat meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, schwannomas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas, glomus tumors, metastases and craniofacial malignancies. During surgery we may also place a GLIADEL® wafer that gradually emits chemotherapy.

  • Traumatic Injury

Presence neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroendovascular surgeons work closely with emergency room specialists to rapidly diagnose and treat traumatic injuries of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. We know that rapid transfer and immediate treatment saves precious brain tissue and is critical for a patient’s successful recovery.

  • Epilepsy and Seizures

Seizures happen when abnormal electrical activity occurs in the nerve cells of the brain. This can happen in just one part of the brain or it can occur throughout. Some seizures can be mild while others are more severe causing convulsions. People who have recurring seizures may have the brain disorder known as epilepsy.

Here, our neurologists and neurosurgeons work together to diagnose epilepsy and seizures in children and adults and recommend the most effective treatments. We use cortical mapping for diagnosis and perform computer-guided surgery, including amygdalectomy and hippocampectomy. We also perform vagal nerve stimulation.

  • Headaches and Migraines

Usually headaches produce pain above the eyes or the ears, behind the head or in the back of the upper neck. Primary headaches, such as migraines, tension and cluster headaches, are the most common and are not caused by disease or other conditions. Secondary headaches can be traced to something as simple as withdrawal from caffeine or changes in medication, but could also be the result of more serious conditions like brain tumors, strokes, meningitis or bleeding in the brain. If you suffer from recurring headaches, our neurologists who are also certified headache specialists can determine the cause and provide effective treatment.

  • Sleep Disorders

If you’re having trouble sleeping, Presence sleep specialists can help children and adults overcome sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, snoring, insomnia and many other conditions that disrupt the ability to get a good night’s rest.


Neuroscience and Stroke Care Centers in Illinois

Presence Health uses stroke care protocols developed by the renowned Presence Neuroscience Institute team. Proven as efficient and high quality, learn more about these services offered at the Presence Health hospital closest to you:


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