Advanced treatment for nervous system disorders

Patients can get advanced treatment for the most complex disorders affecting the nervous system through the Neurosciences Program at South Texas Health System McAllen. This includes disorders of the brain, neck and spine. Our neurosurgeons and endovascular physicians use advanced technology and innovative treatments to help patients better manage their conditions and get the most out of life.

For more information about the Neurosciences Program, call 956-632-4944 (stroke) or 956-630-7788 (neurosurgery).

Our specialties include:

Endovascular Stroke Treatment

South Texas Health System McAllen is a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV-GL. It is also designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Level II Primary Stroke Facility and certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Facility. We provide endovascular stroke treatment, which is less invasive than traditional surgery. Our endovascular physicians perform minimally invasive image-guided neurosurgical procedures to treat disorders of the brain, head, neck and spine.

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Our neurosurgeons diagnose and treat patients with injuries or diseases of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

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Neurocritical Care

Our neurocritical care physicians provide intensive care management of patients with critical neurologic illnesses, neurological complications of systemic illnesses, and neurological emergencies. This includes a massive stroke, bleeding in or around the brain, brain tumors, brain trauma, severe seizures, nerve and muscle diseases, spinal cord disorders and cardiopulmonary complications of brain injury.

Stroke Statistics

  • In 2018, one in every six deaths from cardiovascular disease was due to stroke.
  • Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every four minutes, someone dies of stroke.
  • Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.
  • About 185,000 strokes — nearly one of four — are in people who have had a previous stroke.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. It reduces mobility in more than half of stroke survivors age 65 and over.

Source: Center for Disease Control and Preventions

Stroke is a medical emergency. Do not delay care. Call 911 at the onset of stroke symptoms.