Neurologists and neurosurgeons in Reston, Virginia
When your brain or nervous system requires care, our expert neurologists and neurosurgeons at Reston Hospital Center are here to help. Our neurology team in northern Virginia has experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of neurological conditions. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality care to help relieve your symptoms and get you back to your life.
For more information about our neurological care services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (877) 689-3627.
Award-winning stroke care
We are an Accredited Primary Stroke Center designated by The Joint Commission. We are also a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. These designations signify our hospital's commitment to excellent, comprehensive stroke care.
Comprehensive neurological care team
At Reston Hospital Center, members of our multispecialty neurosciences team collaborate to provide you with high-quality neurological care. They meet weekly to discuss each patient's unique situation and design a treatment program that meets their individual needs.
Our team includes:
- Critical care intensivists
- Rehabilitation therapists
Diagnosing a neurological condition
Our neurologists have access to state-of-the-art imaging services to ensure an accurate diagnosis of brain disorders and neurological conditions. Some of the most common imaging procedures used in neurology include computed tomography (CT) scan, electroencephalogram (EEG) and ultrasound.
Neurological conditions we treat
Our neurology team has extensive experience treating brain and nervous system conditions, including:
- Acoustic neuromas
- Back pain
- Brain cancer
- Degenerative disc disease
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Head injuries and concussions
- Herniated discs
- Intracranial hemorrhages
- Myasthenia gravis
- Peripheral nerve conditions
- Pituitary tumors
- Spine disorders, such as spine curvatures
- Trigeminal neuralgia (face pain)
Brain cancer and tumor care
Our neurosurgeons have extensive experience treating all types of brain tumors, including malignant (cancerous) and benign (non-cancerous) tumors and rare, skull-based lesions. In collaboration with our oncology team, we work together to provide you high-quality cancer care—from diagnosis to survivorship.
When it comes to a stroke, every minute counts. At Reston Hospital Center, we deliver stroke care in a prompt and compassionate manner. Our experienced care teams provide the fast response and effective stroke treatment you need to save your brain and safeguard your quality of life.
If you think someone is experiencing a stroke, call 911 immediately. Fast stroke treatment is critical to save a life.
Stroke symptoms include sudden:
- Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble speaking or understanding
- Trouble walking or loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache with no known cause
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.
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When we are notified of a potential stroke patient, our stroke care team calls a "code neuro." This is our well-established and highly integrated process—which also links us to area first responders—for quick response, diagnosis and treatment of stroke.
Calling a code neuro alerts us to the impending arrival of a potential stroke patient and gives us time to prepare. Within 30 minutes of calling a code neuro, our neurological care team, medical laboratory and imaging services teams are on-site.
Neurosurgery and neurological treatments
We are proud to offer state-of-the-art neurological treatments, including:
- Glycerol injection — Minimally invasive glycerol injections are an outpatient treatment option for trigeminal neuralgia.
- Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty — These treatments are used in spine care for spine fractures and herniated discs.
- Microvascular decompression — Also known as craniotomy, microvascular decompression is an option to open the skull with a small incision behind the ear to treat trigeminal neuralgia.
- Radiation therapy — Radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation, typically for cancer treatment, to kill or control malignant (cancerous) cells.
- Stereotactic radiosurgery — Stereotatic radiosurgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a variety of brain disorders and tumors through directing radiation at specific parts of the brain.
- Tumor embolization — Tumor embolization cuts off blood flow to a tumor before surgery, which means shorter surgical procedures, less blood loss and reduced need for transfusion.
Advanced neurosurgical capabilities
In addition to a multidisciplinary team, we also provide patients access to a hospital with advanced neurosurgical capabilities. Our hospital features a neurointerventional suite and a specialized operating suite, featuring a multi-directional imaging system.
Our advanced angiography X-ray imaging system allows the physician to visualize extremely detailed, real-time images of a patient’s head, neck and spinal blood vessels. This allows for effective neurovascular procedures, including stroke treatments, that require high levels of precision.
Bringing this technology and treatment option to our community expedites diagnosis and treatment during an emergency and allows patients to receive advanced treatment close to home.
Interventional neuroradiology uses minimally invasive imaging technologies and procedures to diagnose diseases of the head, neck and spine—including brain tumors. The fragile vessels in these areas—some barely the thickness of a human hair—coil and curve extensively, which requires extreme precision to avoid damage during medical procedures. Interventional neuroradiology allows us to perform procedures efficiently and effectively, directly addressing the source of the condition.
Robot-assisted brain surgery
We are proud to offer advanced robot-assisted brain surgery. Using this technology, our neurosurgeons have a greater view of the surgical site, optimal precision and improved surgical workflow. This allows for a more efficient and effective surgical procedure, with a shortened recovery time for patients.
Neurological and stroke rehabilitation
At our hospital, care for neurological conditions goes beyond diagnosis and treatment. We offer a neurological rehabilitation program that helps patients regain motor function following a neurological event or surgery.
Our neurological rehab specialists will work with you one-on-one to regain function, skills and independence in affected areas of your body. We use physical, occupational and speech/swallowing therapies customized for your optimal recovery.
Neurological care at HCA Virginia
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