There are thousands of conditions that can affect your brain health. Emory Brain Health Center offers comprehensive treatment and expertise for brain health conditions. If you have a brain health issue, your treatment will depend on your specific condition.
Our multidisciplinary physician teams work together to provide the most advanced, quality care through our neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, rehabilitation and sleep programs. We develop individualized treatment plans and a patient-family centered approach to deliver the best possible medical care.
Treatments for Brain Health Conditions
Emory Brain Health Center has expertise in all types of brain health conditions. Some of the treatments offered include:
- Awake craniotomy — During this procedure, surgeons go through the skull in order to perform language mapping to preserve language while removing a tumor.
- Botulinum toxin injection — This treatment program helps with dystonia, hemifacial spasm, spasticity and other conditions.
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) — This therapy works by electrically stimulating the brain and improving the release of neurochemicals known to be important in the treatment of depression.
- Cerebral aneurysm surgery — Traditional and minimally invasive endovascular-coiling procedures are offered to help induce clotting to treat aneurysm.
- Deep brain stimulation — This nonsurgical procedure involves using small electric shocks to render parts of the brain inactive in order to reduce tremors and involuntary movements caused by Parkinson’s disease.
- Medication — We offer medical management and pain management for traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and other brain health conditions.
- Neuroendoscopy — This type of neurosurgery allows for the safe treatment of deep-seated tumors in the brain and skull base.
- Neurostimulation — Neurostimulation, including vagus nerve stimulation and NeuroPace/responsive neurostimulation, are used to treat seizures caused by epilepsy.
- Physical therapy — Inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy is available for patients with brain health conditions.
- Psychotherapy — Patients experiencing depression, anxiety and other related disorders may benefit from psychotherapy. Emory offers group, individual and couples psychotherapy.
- Pituitary surgery — Options include 3-D endoscopic surgery, transsphenoidal (through the sinus cavity), craniotomy (through the skull) and radiosurgery.
- Radiation oncology — Our specialties include stereotactic radiosurgery and IMRT to provide targeted radiation therapy for brain tumors.
- Spinal radiosurgery — This type of surgery helps treat brain tumors and metastatic tumors of the spine resulting from various types of cancer.
- Stereo electroencephalography (SEEG) — This minimally invasive procedure helps patients with seizures caused by epilepsy without using traditional open brain procedure.
- Stereotactic neurosurgery — This minimally invasive surgery uses 3D imaging to locate and treat small targets inside the body.
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) — This noninvasive procedure helps treat depression by using magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.
Tomorrow’s answers, helping patients today
When a standard treatment approach isn’t working, our team accesses the latest medical research for new and advanced treatment options. Emory Brain Health Center offers clinical trials that translate the latest investigative research into real opportunities for our patients.
Services offered through the Brain Health Center
The Brain Health Center offers a variety of services for our patients. Some include:
- General psychiatric evaluation — Our specialists provide complete evaluation to help diagnose patients with psychiatric and behavioral health conditions.
- Autism School — The Emory Autism Center is a national model for diagnosis, family support and innovative treatment, as well as a vital source of professional training.
- Learning Disability Assessments
- Psychoeducational Assessments
- Intensive Outpatient Program for veterans
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