The providers at UTHealth Neurosciences have a reputation for innovation, high-quality outcomes and the best possible healthcare experiences, which draws patients from around the world. Together with UT Physicians Neurology, the group’s clinicians, researchers and educators are nationally recognized for leading edge medicine and consistently ranked by quality benchmarking organizations as leaders in clinical quality and patient safety. Their insights, technological innovations and success at applying research findings at the bedside are transforming the field of neuroscience.
Part of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, the group is Houston’s undisputed leader in neuroscience care and the foremost neuroscience provider in the southern half of Texas. The group has extended its continuum of care across the region, creating a citywide network of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neuro-oncologists, interventional pain management specialists and advanced practitioners – and reduced referral wait times by building a new structure for the practice of neurology in the community.
These providers analyze quality data and track outcomes as a group using the same standards employed by their counterparts at UTHealth Neurosciences at the Texas Medical Center. This helps them continually modify clinical practice and ensure exceptional patient experiences.
This comprehensive, integrated approach led to the creation of the Southwest’s leading epilepsy program, a highly ranked neurotrauma program, a cerebrovascular center where physicians treat more aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations than any other center in the region, an established pediatric neurosurgery program in collaboration with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an unmatched spinal neurosurgery and reconstructive peripheral nerve surgery program and a Brain Tumor Center, where physicians diagnose and treat hundreds of new tumor patients each year. Physicians are also innovators in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, neurocognitive disorders, memory disorders and dementia, neuromuscular diseases, chronic pain and traumatic brain injury.
Through its telemedicine and neurocritical care programs, the group offers patients in outlying communities access to stroke, neurology, and critical care expertise, as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials. Twenty-three facilities in Texas are now linked through remote presence robotic technology.
In addition, UTHealth physicians are reaching larger numbers of people and engaging them in a powerful way through patient access portals on the group’s website.
Through the Innovation and Quality (IQ) Program, the group’s leaders are organizing data to improve physician and service performance, fostering innovative ways to measure quality and track long-term outcomes, and increasing infrastructure support to enable faculty at McGovern Medical School to conduct more clinical trials and patient-centered research. The results of these novel treatments are quickly transitioned to clinical practice.
These efforts have led to a strong 12-year improvement in quality outcomes. During that time, our physicians have reported mortality rates well below the national expected benchmark and have seen a greater than 50 percent reduction in length of stay, despite the increased acuity of the patients they treat.
At UTHealth Neurosciences, we offer patients access to specialized neurological care at clinics across the greater Houston area. To ask us a question, schedule an appointment, or learn more about us, please call (713) 486-8000, or click below to send us a message. In the event of an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.