Patients should expect the highest standards of care from expert neurologists and neurosurgeons in Lexington, thanks to the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute at UK HealthCare.
Patients can be referred to the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute to receive multidisciplinary care from a team of board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists who collaborate on the management of complex neurological and neuromuscular conditions.
Neurologists and neurosurgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the nervous system. The nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and ganglia, serves as the main communication system of the body. It is responsible for memory, thought, learning and the regulation of various internal functions, such as heartbeat and digestion.
Neurologists are medical doctors who provide nonsurgical treatments to injuries and conditions affecting the nervous system. Using information from advanced diagnostic tests such as CAT scans, MRI and electroencephalograms, to determine if neurological issues are present. Neurologists can manage long-term and short-term neurological issues with a variety of medications and therapies. If a condition requires surgery, the neurologist will refer the patient to a neurosurgeon at Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.
Neurosurgeons also use high-tech imaging equipment to diagnose neurological conditions, whether they’re caused by an illness, an injury or a birth defect. While these medical doctors can and do recommend nonsurgical treatments to patients, they specialize in surgery and some advanced nonsurgical treatment for conditions of the nervous system. After surgery, a neurosurgeon may refer the patient back to Kentucky Neuroscience Institute neurologist for long-term management.
At the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, neurologists and neurosurgeons work together with other specialists as part of an award-winning multidisciplinary team that handles the management, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of complex neurological and neuromuscular conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis and stroke. The multidisciplinary team specializes in:
The multidisciplinary team at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute is made up of fellowship-trained and board-certified specialists from a wide range of fields including neurology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, neurophysiology and vascular neurology. They are supported by a dedicated group of nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Together, they deliver quality care for the most complex neurological and neuromuscular conditions.
Thanks to the hard work of our providers, UK HealthCare and the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute is ranked No. 1 for Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. We are recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and we are a recipient of the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award and Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
UK HealthCare is an accredited Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers and is a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence, as acknowledged by the ALS Association.