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Neurotrauma & Critical Care

International Leader in Neurotrauma

Welcome to the Neurotrauma & Neuroscience Critical Care Program, part of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Patients suffering from neurological and neurosurgical emergencies require immediate life-saving measures and treatment.

As the first hospital in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex, we provide around-the-clock, cutting-edge neurocritical care at our 32-bed modern Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit equipped with the latest medical technologies, including a multimodal brain monitoring system.

Our multidisciplinary neurocritical care team provides world class medicine and surgery for patients with life-threatening neurological conditions such as ischemic stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, status epilepticus, traumatic brain and spine injury, and other neurological disorders with multiple-organ failure. Through groundbreaking research and innovation, we continue to provide leading expertise in saving lives beyond expectation.

Neuro Intensive Care Unit

Mischer Neuroscience Institute houses the largest and busiest Neuroscience ICU of its kind in the region. With the most experienced neurointensivists and advanced practice providers, our critical care team provides unparalleled care for the sickest, most vulnerable patients in our region.

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is usually the result of a sudden, violent blow to the head. Half of all traumatic brain injuries are caused by collisions involving cars, motorcycles and bicycles. TBI may also occur when a projectile, such as a bullet, rock or fragment of a fractured skull actually penetrates the brain.

Spine Trauma graphs