Neuroscience Services 

A team of SLUCare neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and radiation oncologists performs advanced diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment in a wide range of areas.

Our neurosciences team includes experts in diagnosing and treating:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Aneurysms
  • AVMs
  • Brain cancer and other lesions
  • Cerebral aneurysms and cerebrovascular malformations
  • Epilepsy
  • Head trauma
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Skull base tumors
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Spinal trauma
  • Stroke

Technological highlights at Saint Louis University Hospital include:

  • 3-D Angiography
  • CyberKnife
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI)
  • Implantables
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Open MRI

The Center for Cerebrovascular and Skullbase Surgery

Saint Louis University Hospital’s Center for Cerebrovascular and Skullbase Surgery has the unique combination of technology and expertise to advance the treatment of tumors located near one of the most delicate and complex areas of the human anatomy, the skull base. Reaching and safely treating this region requires specially designed surgical suites, image-guided surgical navigation systems and integrated endoscopic tools. Uniquely equipped and specially trained, our skull base surgery team has the options and the know-how to design treatments tailored to address a patient’s specific needs. 

Our treatment plans go beyond performing surgery. They involve a comprehensive evaluation striving for the full restoration of a patient’s life. The new and dynamic frontier of skull base surgery will evolve partly through our leadership in clinical trials and ongoing research. Referring physicians are active partners in every treatment plan and follow-up. 


The MidAmerica Stroke Network

Stroke patients who receive tPA within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms are at least 30 percent more likely to recover with little or no disability after three months. Expert staff at Saint Louis University Hospital wanted to find a solution in response to the countless number of stroke patients who were not receiving adequate stroke treatment throughout our region.  

Therefore, in May 2008 after months of conducting research and soliciting support, Saint Louis University Hospital officially launched the MidAmerica Stroke Network, promoting quality stroke care measures throughout the region. Certified as a Stroke Center of Excellence by the Joint Commission, the MidAmerica Stroke Network provides 24-hour access to critical care for stroke patients and has been a point of pride for the hospital. The Network has also received the Triple Gold Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.