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Born from a long-term collaboration between Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute is south Texas' largest neuroscience care provider and one of only a few institutions in the country to fully integrate neurology, neurosurgery and neurorehabilitation to treat patients with a variety of neurological disorders. See our full neurological conditions list below.
This comprehensive approach has resulted in Houston's only dedicated on-site stroke team, the leading epilepsy program in the southwestern United States, and countless innovations in multiple sclerosis, neurotrauma, spine surgery, brain tumors and more. We extend our continuum of care through inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation in our 23-bed rehabilitation unit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, as well as at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a top-tier rehabilitation hospital.
At MNI, we treat a comprehensive range of neurological disorders such as:
Acoustic neuromasAstrocytomasBrain metastases Chordoma Choroid plexus tumor Craniopharyngioma Ependymoma Germ cell tumorGlioblastoma multiforme (GBM)Gliomas Hemangioblastomas Malignant meningiomas MedulloblastomasMeningiomas OligodendrogliomasPineal gland tumors Pituitary adenoma and Cushing's syndrome Pituitary tumors
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Atherosclerosis and carotid and vertebral artery stenosisBrain Aneurysm Cerebral embolism Cerebral thrombosis Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis Coagulation (blood clotting) disorders Dissection of carotid and vertebral artery Intracerebral hemorrhageMoyamoya Patent Foramen OvaleStroke CenterSubarachnoid hemorrhageTIA or mini stroke (Transient ischemic attack) Vascular dementia Vasculitis
Back PainChiari MalformationFace PainFibromyalgia Headache & MigraineHemifacial SpasmsPineal CystsTrigeminal Neuralgia
Ataxias/cerebellar disorders Cerebral palsy Essential tremor/tremor statesGait and Balance Disorders Generalized and focal dystonias Generalized and partial seizures Huntington's choreaParkinson's disease Spasticity management Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) Tourette Syndrome Wilson's disease
Acute, subacute and chronic peripheral polyneuropathies Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)Charcot-Marie-Tooth DiseaseDiabetic neuropathy Focal entrapment neuropathies Isaac's syndrome Metabolic myopathies Mitochondrial myopathiesMultiple Sclerosis (MS) Muscular dystrophy Myasthenia gravis Myositis Myotonia Plexopathies Primary lateral sclerosis
Assistive technology Bracing and casting Cognitive therapy Constraint induced movement therapyDeep brain stimulation (DBS)Gait trainingLee Silverman programLow vision therapy Occupational therapy Orthopedic services Physical therapy Prosthetics and orthotics Recreational therapy Speech therapy Stroke respite program TIRR Challenge (community reentry program for brain injury and stroke survivors) Vestibular and balance rehabilitation Spasticity management, including Baclofen and BotoxSpinal Cord Injury (SCI)Treadmill-assisted gait training Virtual reality devices Vocational rehabilitation Wheelchair seating
ConcussionStrokeTraumatic Brain Injury
CraniosynostosisHydrocephalusPediatric brain tumorsSpina BifidaTethered Spinal Cord
Degenerative spinal conditionsCervical disc disease Cervical herniated discCervical radiculopathyCervical spondylosis (degeneration) Cervical stenosisCervical spinal cord injury Herniated discsPeripheral nerve disordersLumbar herniated discLumbar stenosisScoliosisSpinal cord syrinxesSpinal deformitiesSpinal fractures and instability, including compression fracturesSpinal injuriesSpine and spinal cord tumorsSpondylolisthesisStenosisTethered spinal cordThoracic herniated discThoracic spinal cord injury
Spine treatments and procedures:Cervical discectomy and fusionCervical laminectomyCervical CorpectomyCervical LaminoforaminotomySpinal FusionArtificial Disc ReplacementArthrodesisKyphoplastySpinal RadiosurgeryTransforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Chronic Traumatic EncephalopathyConcussion
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