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First-Class Neurological Care
At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, you and your loved one can count on receiving the finest care and treatment. With the expertise of a highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team and cutting-edge technology, our neurological services are designed to provide our patients and their families the best in diagnostic services and treatment.
Neurologists, neurosurgeons, Interventional Radiologists, ICU Intensivists on call 24/7
Our neurosciences professionals diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves and muscles. Commonly treated neurological diseases include stroke, epilepsy, sleep disorders, headache and related pain syndromes, as well as infections of the nervous system involving nerves and/or muscles.
Regional is recognized as a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center.
Neurovascular is a medical subspecialty involving the treatment of diseases related to the blood vessels of the central nervous system. Regional's team of neurologists offer a multidisciplinary approach to support patient recoveries from brain aneurysms, brain tumors and other neurovascular problems of the brain and spinal cord. Comprehensive medical evaluation techniques and individualized treatment plans are also integral to achieving the best patient results.
Cutting Edge Technology
Having state-of -the-art diagnostic and monitoring equipment is a critical piece to providing excellent patient care. Regional's specialized equipment includes advanced microscopes and technology that allow neurosurgeons and physicians to easily navigate the brain during surgery.
Neurovascular Disorders Commonly Treated at Regional:
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVMs) - Occurs when blood vessels in the brain are tangled together and do not travel in their own path. Normal blood flow in the brain has veins and arteries flow in separate paths - not intertwined. An untreated AVM can cause serious health complications including neurological deficits, seizures or compressive damage to surrounding brain tissue.
- Brain Aneurysm - Cerebral aneurysms are abnormal dilation of the blood vessels on or around the brain. The greatest threat caused by an aneurysm is that it will burst and cause a stroke or life-threatening massive bleeding (hemorrhage). If an aneurysm ruptures, the patient must be treated immediately to increase their chance of survival. Even if a rupture does not occur, a large aneurysm can impede circulation and contribute to the formation of blood clots. Brain aneurysms are typically the result of a congenital (inherited) weakness in artery walls. Smoking can increase a person's risk of developing a cerebral aneurysm.
- Brain Tumor - A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue found inside the skull. There are two categories of brain tumors:
- A primary brain tumor which starts in the brain.
- A metastatic (secondary) brain tumor, which occurs when cancer cells from other parts of the body, such as the lungs, kidneys, breasts and skin, spread to the brain.
- Brain tumors are categorized as either non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). A cancerous tumor is life threatening because it consists of cancer cells. A non-cancerous tumor may also be life threatening if it is located in a vital area of the body.
Dedicated Stroke Unit staffed with advance practice nurses with stroke competencies
Stroke - A stroke is a type of brain injury that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or a vessel bursts. How a stroke affects a person depends on the part of the brain in which the injury occurs. After a stroke, a person may have a weakness on one side of the body or trouble with moving, talking or thinking. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Regional's Interventional Radiologists and team of physicians specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed while using imaging guidance. Interventional radiology procedures are an advance in medicine that replaces some open surgical procedures. In general, interventional radiology is easier for the patient because it involves no large incisions, less risk, less pain and shorter recovery times.
Diagnostic Tools Commonly Used to Treat a Wide Variety of Disorders:
- Angiography - An angiographic unit used for the diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease. Features include enhanced digital imaging, which allow visualization of the vascular system from any angle and virtual navigation within the blood vessels.
- Embolization - A method of projecting small particles or glues to cut off abnormal blood vessels for the purpose of decreasing bleeding during surgery.
- Endovascular Therapy - A neurointerventionalist specializes in the diagnosis and endovascular treatment of cerebral, head, neck and spinal vascular injuries, neoplasias (formation of tumors) and other disorders.
To find a physician specializing in care for neurological conditions, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at 1-888-762-8881
Find a Physician
Mohammed F Ahmed, MD
360 South Clover Ave
San Jose, CA 95128
Kenneth S Blumenfeld, MD
2577 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
Pacific Neurology Center
200 Jose Figueres Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
Emeka J Nchekwube, MD
1825 Civic Center Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Peter H Nguyen, MD
135 N. Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116