Advanced neurological care in central Denver
Swedish Medical Center is a national leader in the area of neurosciences. Featuring clinical depth and a team of experts, combined with unparalleled outcomes, Swedish has become the gold standard in stroke, neurology and neurosurgical care.
The Swedish Neuro Network leverages the quality and capabilities of Swedish with stroke/neuro care at five other HealthONE acute care hospitals for the benefit of patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Services are available at:
As part of the Swedish Neuro Network, the neurologists and neurosurgeons at Rose Medical Center care for patients with conditions of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Our physicians use advanced technologies to provide neurological and neurosurgical services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This type of comprehensive care makes us one of the premier neuroscience centers in central Denver.
Additionally, we feel a strong sense of responsibility to serve as a resource for our community. As such, we offer community outreach and education for neurological conditions, including cardiovascular services to address underlying risk factors for stroke.
For more information about the Swedish Neuro Network at Rose Medical Center, please call (303) 320-7673.
Rose Medical Center is certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.
World-class physicians and staff
Our neurosciences program has an outstanding team—including board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and orthopedic specialists—dedicated to offering world-class care. Our physicians are trained in advanced and minimally invasive techniques from the top facilities around the world.
We are well-versed in the continuum of neurological care, with physicians trained to act quickly and efficiently in emergency settings when every second counts. We are also adept at delivering ongoing care for patients with long-term neurological disorders, understanding each patient and each case is unique.
Neurological disorders and diseases we treat
We offer expert treatment for neurological diseases and disorders, including:
- Acoustic schwannoma
- Brain tumor
- Brain aneurysm
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Disc herniation
- Multiple sclerosis
- Orthopedic and spine trauma
- Neuropathy (in collaboration with our wound care program)
- Pituitary/pineal gland tumor
- Syringomyelia (syrinx, or cyst, of the spinal cord)
- Trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain syndromes
- Nerve compression
- Skull base tumor
- Spinal metastatic disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumor
- Stroke (including transient ischemic attack, or TIA)
- Vascular malformation of the brain
We provide individualized treatment plans that use interdisciplinary treatment modalities, including neurosurgery, orthopedic care and physical therapy and rehabilitation. This collaborative approach encourages a more thorough understanding of our patients’ needs and a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of symptoms.
Advanced stroke care
Medical evidence demonstrates that patients who seek treatment at the onset of stroke symptoms have less disability after a stroke than patients who delayed receiving care. This is why we have a dedicated team to provide rapid stroke evaluation and treatment.
Our stroke care program includes:
- 24/7 coverage by neurologists specializing in acute treatment of stroke
- 24/7 on-call neurosurgeons available for patients requiring surgical intervention
- AirLife Denver, a highly trained emergency transport team covering vast areas of the Rocky Mountain region
- Core stroke team members, all specially trained in stroke care (including emergency medicine physicians and nurses), as well as nurses recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Neurological rehabilitation through our physical, occupational and speech therapy programs and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, our sister facility with intensive outpatient stroke rehabilitation services
- Stroke Alert Program, which connects local emergency medical services (EMS) with Rose Medical Center's emergency room (ER) staff for seamless stroke care
Seek emergency medical care if you notice any of the following stroke symptoms:
- Blurry vision, trouble seeing in one or both eyes or severe headache with no known cause
- Dizziness or trouble walking
- Face drooping, numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the face
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Numbness or weakness in the arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Speech difficulty or trouble speaking or understanding
Telemedicine is a breakthrough approach to care that allows our physicians to provide lifesaving exams and treatments for stroke patients at our hospital. Specifically, it allows patients with stroke symptoms who arrive at our ER to be assessed almost instantly by neurologists specializing in stroke.
As a result, emergency physicians can more quickly treat strokes in our ER and reduce or eliminate long-term stroke impacts on our patients.
Concussion and traumatic brain injury care
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that alter the way the brain functions.
Common causes of concussions include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Ski accidents
- Sports-related injuries
Many people do not realize how serious a concussion can be, and how important it is to determine the extent of the injury. Concussions can have long-lasting effects if not diagnosed and properly treated.
Diagnosing a concussion
If you or a loved one has experienced any kind of trauma to the head, be sure to look out for the physical and cognitive symptoms listed below.
Physical symptoms of a concussion include:
- Double or blurry vision
- Loss of consciousness
Cognitive symptoms of a concussion include:
- Difficulty concentrating or comprehending
- Feelings of being “just not right” or in a fog
- Memory loss
Visit your nearest ER if you notice these symptoms.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by chronic, recurrent seizures associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Epilepsy, and other seizure disorders, can be hard to diagnose because patients do not always seek treatment for seizures. Even when they do seek treatment, they may not be able to accurately describe their symptoms.
If you or a loved one is suspected of having seizures, we can help find the source of these symptoms. Our neurology team delivers specialized expertise in diagnosing and treating epilepsy.
Epilepsy monitoring unit
Our epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) provides continuous monitoring, private rooms and individualized care for patients with epilepsy symptoms. The EMU is staffed by a 24/7 collaborative team and features advanced equipment to evaluate brainwave activity.
Our neurodiagnostic services can take place in inpatient and outpatient settings to monitor brain activity, which helps us detect the neurological cause of symptoms. Some patients undergo a 30- to 90-minute brain scan, but other patients remain in the EMU for up to one week of long-term monitoring.
If a patient is diagnosed with epilepsy, our team develops an individualized treatment plan to address their unique symptoms. We also guide them through comprehensive epilepsy management strategies.
Rose Medical Center is proud to offer exceptional neurosurgical services as one piece of our comprehensive neurosciences program. Our neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and support staff use advanced technologies and techniques to treat a variety of conditions, including brain and spine tumors and traumatic spine injuries.
Some of our procedures include:
- Reconstructive cranioplasty
- Deformity correction
- Complex spine reconstruction
Neurological and stroke rehabilitation
Neurological rehabilitation can help improve a person’s ability to function independently after having a neurological surgery or emergency. For example, when a patient is admitted to our hospital for a stroke, we improve their recovery by beginning physical, occupational and/or speech therapy as soon as the patient is capable.
We have also developed partnerships with nearby rehabilitation facilities that specialize in neurological rehabilitation and offer unique programs and services for stroke survivors. These relationships allow patients to smoothly transition from an acute hospital setting into a rehabilitation facility.
Neurological care at HealthONE
Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the treatment, function and diagnosis of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord.Learn about Neurological care
- North Suburban Medical Center
- Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
- Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
- Rose Medical Center
- Sky Ridge Medical Center
- Speer Blvd. Doctors' Offices
- Swedish Medical Center
- The Medical Center of Aurora