Neurologists in Richmond, Virginia
At Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, our team of neurologists and neurosurgeons offer expert care and treatment for neurological disorders and conditions. Our neurology specialists are trained in advanced neurological therapies and surgical techniques to ensure you receive the high-quality care you deserve.
For more information about our neurological services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627.
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is nationally recognized by Healthgrades for our stroke treatment program, being named among the top 10 percent in the nation for stroke treatment and a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for the past 17 years in a row. We are also a Certified Primary Stroke Center as designated by The Joint Commission.
Our neurosciences team
Our neurology team works with patients to design effective treatment programs tailored to each individual. Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Critical care doctors
- Neuro-endovascular surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Spine surgeons
Neurological conditions and disorders we treat
Our experts are experienced in treating a wide range of neurological disorders and diseases affecting the brain and entire nervous system, including:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer's disease
- Brain cancer and tumors
- Migraine and other headache disorders
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve and muscle issues, including spasms, weakness, numbness and pain
- Parkinson's disease
- Traumatic brain injuries
Brain tumor care
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital provides comprehensive, compassionate care for patients diagnosed with a variety of benign and malignant brain tumors. Our oncologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists work together to provide high-quality care to patients undergoing treatment for brain cancer.
For more information about cancer diagnostics, treatments and other services, call askSARAH at (804) 591-4152.
If you are undergoing brain cancer care at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, we provide:
- A multidisciplinary team approach to care
- Access to clinical trials
- American Cancer Society Resource Center
- Dedicated neurosciences intensive care unit (neuro ICU)
- Collaboration from neurology and neurosurgery for expedited care
- Infusion services with chemotherapy-certified nurses
- One of the few hospitals in the area with intraoperative MRI, which takes images of the brain to improve accuracy of brain tumor removal
- Radiation therapy services
- Nurse navigation, upon request
- Psychosocial-spiritual support and distress assessment by oncology-dedicated social workers and chaplains
Both types of strokes are medical events that occur when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. When the blood flow ceases, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. A stroke may cause a person to lose speech, movement and memory.
When it comes to a stroke, timely treatment is the most important factor in a patient's recovery. This is when knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can be helpful.
If you think you or a loved one might be experiencing symptoms of a stroke, call 911 immediately.
Signs of a stroke
Signs of a stroke can occur suddenly and may include:
- Confusion, trouble speaking or trouble understanding
- Numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Severe headache with no known cause
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
If you think someone you know is having a stroke, remember to act "FAST." "FAST" is an acronym that stands for:
- Face—Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
- Arms—Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- Speech—Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
- Time—If you observe any of these signs, even if they've gone away, call 911 immediately. Take note of what time the symptoms appeared.
Telemedicine services for stroke
Telemedicine, the ability to provide healthcare remotely through technology, increases the quality and convenience of the healthcare services we provide at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. It can help provide patients with better, faster and more specialized care. Doctors can provide more convenient, real-time interactions with patients and improve communications with other medical staff.
Telemedicine allows our specialists to view a patient's head scans, prior reports and records in order to make an informed decision about care.
Rapid administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is critical for acute ischemic stroke. tPA is a clot-busting drug used for blockages of arteries in the brain. The sooner it is administered, the more brain tissue is preserved.
Telemedicine practices lead to a faster administration of tPA, which can lead to improved outcomes in as little as six months. This provides life-saving care for patients as they can receive specialized care faster.
Neurological treatments we offer
We offer advanced treatments for patients to help treat their neurological condition.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Deep brain stimulation is a surgical procedure that uses an implantable device, similar to a pacemaker, that sends electrical signals to the areas of the brain that are responsible for body movement. These electric pulses help regulate brain activity.
DBS is used to help reduce and treat symptoms that are caused by or related to movement disorders. DBS can be used to treat symptoms of dystonia, Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, including tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness and walking problems.
How DBS works
Deep brain stimulation is not a cure for movement disorders, but it can successfully treat the symptoms of movement disorders. This happens through the disruption of the abnormal patterns of brain activity that become prominent in these disorders. These constant pulses of electrical charges are delivered at settings thought to restore normal brain rhythms, allowing for the restoration of more normal movements.
Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are with patients every step of the way, from the onset of a neurological condition all the way through the recovery process. In an effort to restore your capacity for active living as quickly and fully as possible, we begin the neurorehabilitation and therapy right in your hospital room after a neurological event, spine surgery or other procedure. Our goal is to support you along your path to neurological restoration or stroke recovery.
Learn more about continued neurological rehabilitation services through our sister facility, Parham Doctors’ Hospital.
Neurological care at HCA Virginia
Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the treatment, function and diagnosis of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord.Learn about Neurological care