Neurological care in South Denver

The Sky Ridge Medical Center neurology program brings together a team of neurosurgeons and staff in South Denver who have extensive experience treating nearly all forms of neurological disease. This team provides comprehensive neurological care—from diagnosis to rehabilitation—for conditions of the brain and spine. They also use advanced technology and treatments to provide each patient with the best possible results.

For a physician referral or more information about Sky Ridge Medical Center's neurological care services, please call (720) 225-5362.

Recognition


aetna award

gold-seal award

beckers hospital review

blue distinction award

gold plus award


Sky Ridge Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we were named to Becker's list of 101 Hospitals with Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs. Additionally, The Joint Commission certified our spine surgery program and designated our hospital as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center.

We also received the Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite Award from the American Heart Association.

Neurological diseases we treat

Our neurologists have specialized expertise in treating a wide range of neurological diseases and conditions, including:

Advanced stroke care

Sky Ridge Medical Center has been recognized nationally for stroke care, and our emergency care physicians and neurologists work hand-in-hand to provide fast, lifesaving treatment.

Ours was the first hospital in the South Denver area to offer minimally invasive endovascular thrombectomy (clot removal) as a treatment of stroke. Patients who undergo this procedure quickly enough after a stroke begins often recover with little to no long-term damage.

The average time from diagnostic testing to completion of an endovascular thrombectomy is less than one hour at our hospital. This means we are able to have a blocked artery open in less than 20 minutes, with patients only needing light sedation.

Stroke symptoms

Knowing the warning signs of a stroke can help save lives. Being able to identify a stroke is one of the most proactive steps you can take toward combating it. Remember the acronym "F.A.S.T." when looking for the warning signs of stroke:

  • Face: Is one side of the face drooping?
  • Arms: Can they raise both arms? Does one drift downward?
  • Speech: Are words slurred? Can they repeat back a simple sentence?
  • Time: Time is crucial. If you notice any of these symptoms, call 911.

Stroke Alert Program

Sky Ridge Medical Center is part of the HealthONE family of hospitals. As such, we are proud to participate in the Stroke Alert Program, a program developed by HealthONE in partnership with local emergency medical services (EMS). Stroke Alert allows our physicians and EMS agencies to work together to provide seamless stroke care.

Stroke telemedicine

We use advanced telemedicine technology in our emergency room (ER) to allow patients with stroke symptoms to be assessed almost instantly by a neurologist who specializes in stroke care. As a result, our ER physicians are able to work quickly to treat stroke patients, reducing the long-term impacts of stroke.

Neuro-oncology program

Our surgical team is a leader in neuro-oncology, using innovative treatment methods to evaluate, diagnose and remove brain and spinal cord tumors. In partnership with our hospital's oncology program, we also offer access to neuro-oncology clinical trials.

Although clinical trials for benign (noncancerous) brain tumors are uncommon, there are some clinical trials for malignant (cancerous) brain tumors. Our specialists discuss available clinical trials and help each patient make an educated decision about their treatment options.

Spine care

Our multidisciplinary spine care team includes specialists from orthopedic care and neurological care, allowing us to treat a wide spectrum of back, neck and spine conditions.

We stay on the forefront of surgical technology and use advanced techniques to provide the best outcomes possible for our patients. One example of this innovation is our use of minimally invasive robotic surgical technology for spine treatments. With this surgical technology, our spine surgeons can preplan procedures to a patient's exact anatomy, operate through small incisions and place hardware with extreme precision.

Additionally, we provide a preoperative spine surgery class when spine surgery is necessary. This class helps our patients learn how to prepare for their surgery and recovery.

Neurological rehabilitation

Our hospital provides physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help patients recover from spine surgeries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes and other neurological conditions and procedures. Rehabilitation begins as soon as possible to help you get moving safely and comfortably.

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