Neurology

Robotic-Assisted Surgery with Twin Cities Spine Center

True to Twin Cities Spine Center’s more than 70-year history of advancing spine care, one of its spine surgeons recently became the first in the Twin Cities to use Mazor X, a robotic-assisted surgical system that combines preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance to help surgeons perform operations for individuals needing spinal instrumentation for fixation or stabilization.


Gillette Orthopedics: Focused Expertise = Better Outcomes

The orthopedic team at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare collaborates with specialists and primary care providers to ensure children have access to the latest treatments and technologies for orthopedic conditions stemming from injuries, neuromuscular disorders and more.


NDBC: Getting Patients with Neurotologic Conditions Back on Their Feet

National Dizzy and Balance Center (NDBC) specializes in diagnosis and rehabilitative treatments and an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to addressing dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders.


Collaborative Neurosurgical Care at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Improves Patient Outcomes

The three-neurosurgeon team at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare offers expert surgical care for brain and spinal cord disorders. Their success is founded on trusted and established partnerships with colleagues across a multitude of pediatric disciplines.


University of Minnesota Health: On the Forefront of Movement Disorder Treatment, Management and Research

Neuroscience experts at University of Minnesota Health are improving the care of patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia through deep brain stimulation.


Redefining the Approach to Blood Management During Cranial Vault Remodeling Surgery

Cranial vault remodeling is the gold-standard treatment for craniosynostosis, a condition characterized by premature fusing of the bones in the skull. At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Robert Wood, MD, Associate Medical Director for Craniofacial Services and pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgeon, has pioneered a novel blood management protocol that greatly reduces the need for perioperative blood transfusions.


The Prosthodontist as Part of the Treatment Team for Patients with Neurological Disorders

Q: As a Neurologist treating patients with neurological diseases, how can a Prosthodontist be a valuable part of the treatment team for my patients?


HealthPartners Parkinson’s Center: Enhancing Outcomes With a Full Complement of Medical and Neurosurgical Care

Treating movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease requires a coordinated approach that utilizes a wide array of conservative and technologically advanced treatments.


Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

This is an exciting time to be involved in Alzheimer’s disease research, as a great deal has been discovered about its underlying biology as the disease progresses. Clinicians and scientists are now able to detect some of the earliest features of developing Alzheimer’s — even prior to the onset of symptoms such as forgetfulness. It is hoped that this will lead to intervention with treatments that will be effective very early in the disease process.


Seeing 
With Sound

Recent work by French and Israeli researchers revealed that congenitally blind individuals can activate the visual word form area (VWFA) — the portion of the brain used for reading — with the aid of specialized devices that convert visual information into sounds.