Brain and Nerves
The human brain is like a central computer that controls all bodily functions. The nervous system is like a network that relays information between the brain and various parts of the body. With certain neurological complications, the two don't speak to each other correctly, causing problems like:
While standard neurological exams typically evaluate only three points, the advanced exams at Our Lady of the Lake cover 11 points, helping determine the best possible procedure for each patient.
The Lake performs more neurosurgery procedures than any other hospital in Louisiana, with a wide array of surgeries including cervical spine surgery, thoracic spine surgery and lumbar spine surgery. We are also the only acute care hospital in the area with 24/7 trauma care, including neurosurgical and neurological coverage.
Nationally Recognized Stroke Care
The Lake's exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke sufferers have been recognized by The Joint Commission with a Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for the Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. With nine stroke neurologists on staff, you can be assured of that same level of care.
If you have questions or concerns about your neurological health, don't wait. Find a neurologist or neurosurgeon today.