Neurologists in Santa Clara County

If you are experiencing a neurological condition, the expert neuroscience team at Regional Medical Center of San Jose is here for you. We use the latest advancements in technology to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves and muscles.

To learn more about the neurological services we offer, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 762-8881.

Neurovascular conditions we treat

Our team works together to quickly diagnose and treat neurovascular conditions, including:

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

An AVM occurs when blood vessels in the brain are tangled together. Normal blood flow in the brain travels through veins and arteries that make up separate paths (not intertwined). An untreated AVM can cause serious health complications, including neurological deficits, seizures or damage to surrounding brain tissue.

Brain aneurysm

Cerebral aneurysms are characterized by an abnormal dilation of the blood vessels on or around the brain. The greatest threat of an aneurysm is that it will burst and cause a stroke or life-threatening hemorrhage (severe bleeding).

If an aneurysm ruptures, immediate treatment is needed. Even if a rupture does not occur, a large aneurysm can impede circulation and contribute to the formation of blood clots.

Brain tumor

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue found inside the skull. Brain tumors are categorized as either non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).

A primary brain tumor starts in the brain. A metastatic (secondary) brain tumor occurs when cancer cells from other parts of the body, such as the lungs, kidneys, breasts and skin, spread to the brain.

Stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or a vessel bursts. After a stroke, a person may experience neurological and cognitive effects, such as weakness on one side of the body or trouble moving, talking or thinking.

Recognition


Regional Medical Center of San Jose is certified as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA). We have also been recognized for stroke care excellence from the American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) program.

Stroke treatment

As an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, you can trust our team of stroke experts to be there for you or a loved one when minutes matter the most. From diagnosis to rehabilitation, our stroke team is committed to providing top-quality treatment every step of the way.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Our epilepsy program has board-certified epileptologists and neurodiagnostic technologists who provide electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring on a 24/7 basis. We offer comprehensive epilepsy diagnostic services and treatment plans.

Diagnostic and treatment services we offer

We offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services for neurological conditions, including:

  • Angiography—Uses X-rays to view inside blood vessels. This can diagnose cerebrovascular diseases, such as stroke and hypertension.
  • Embolization—Used to inject small particles to cut off abnormal blood vessels to prevent blood flow to that area.
  • Endovascular therapy—Uses a catheter to remove a blood clot.

Stereotactic neurosurgery

Our dedicated neurosurgery team is experienced in treating a wide range of conditions using the latest in surgical technology. We offer specialized procedures, such as stereotactic neurosurgery. Stereotactic surgery uses 3D imaging technology to pinpoint specific target areas in the brain and perform procedures, such as removing abnormal tissue.

Neurointerventional radiology

Neurointerventional radiology allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive, targeted treatments with imaging guidance. In some cases, it may be used instead of an open surgical procedure. Because neurointerventional radiology doesn't involve a large incision, it often involves less pain and shorter recovery times.

We offer the following neurointerventional procedures:

  • Balloon angioplasty (opens narrowed or blocked arteries)
  • Carotid artery stenting (uses a stent to open up blood flow in an artery blocked by plaque)
  • Cerebral angiogram and stenting (widens a clogged artery to allow blood to flow freely to the brain)
  • Cerebral coiling (controls bleeding from a hemorrhagic stroke)
  • Cerebral thrombectomy (blood clot removal)
  • Extracranial (outside the skull) and intracranial (inside the skull) angioplasty
  • Vasospasm treatment (increases blood flow to the brain when arteries narrow)

Neurological intensive care unit (neuro-ICU)

Our neuro-ICU is dedicated to treating patients who have experienced a stroke or other neurological injuries and diseases. The unit is staffed by neurointensivists and provides one-on-one care to help patients recover.

Neurological rehabilitation

We provide specialized rehabilitation services for patients who are recovering from a neurological injury or condition. Our neurorehabilitation physiatrists and dedicated team of therapists work with you to develop a recovery plan best suited to your needs. This may include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.