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Neuroscience Services

The region's premier provider of comprehensive neuroscience care. Specializing in neurology, trauma, neurosurgery, physiatry and emergency medicine. State-of-the-art technology. Integrated services. And a multidisciplinary team of experts.


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What Sets Us Apart?

    • We have the region's FIRST JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations) certified stroke program
    • CARF-accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for brain injury, stroke and comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation
    • A comprehensive suite of programs all in one location with coordinators for each program in an integrated care model with patient-centered vision
    • The region's only Autonomic Testing Lab
    • 26 dedicated neuroscience beds
    • Specially-trained neuroscience nursing staff
    • An integrated care model with a patient-centered vision
    • Multidisciplinary team of clinical experts and physicians
    • State-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Center
    • 3.0 Tesla Signa EXCITE high definition imaging system – the first and only of its kind in the region

      Tools for Neurological Health

      We offer a free online risk assessment to help you understand your risk for stroke.

      Interactive Neurology Center

      The Neurology Center tool includes information and interactive resources covering neurological conditions, tests, treatments and more.

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      Avera Health Library

      Your source for health events, illustrated encyclopedia, care centers and wellness tools. Browse the topics below to learn more about Neurological conditions.

      Avera Neuroscience Institute

      The Avera Neuroscience Institute, a division of Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions.

      Each year, we perform more than 600 major neurological surgeries and neuro-interventional procedures. Our patients seek treatment for neurological conditions such as stroke, tumors of the brain and spinal cord, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, balance and movement disorders, headaches and sleep disorders.

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      Avera Neuroscience Institute Services

      At Avera Neuroscience Institute we believe in a seamless continuum of services, and our close proximity to and cooperation with rehabilitation services will make the transition from treating your illness or injury to getting back to living your life easier and more convenient than ever.

      Avera Neurology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. These diagnoses include: seizure disorders, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injuries, disorders affecting balance, reflexes and sensation; memory, speech, language and other cognitive abilities and movement disorders.

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      Orthopedic Surgery
      Orthopedic Surgery specializes in providing complete orthopedic care. Orthopedic surgery provides services such as, sports medicine, hand care, fracture care, and total joint replacement.

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      Neurosurgery provides operative care of disorders of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular (blood) supply.

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      Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      Avera’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialists work to help patients who have a debilitating condition such as stroke or spinal cord injury, transition back into everyday life. Three of the primary ways in which this is achieved is through diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes, electrodiagnostic medicine, and rehabilitation of patients with severe impairments.

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      Multiple Sclerosis
      The Great Plains MS Center represents a collaborative partnership between Neurology Associates PC, Avera Neuroscience Institute, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a wide range of professional resources dedicated to providing a ‘center without walls’ approach to MS care.

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      Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic
      The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic at Avera works to address not only your health but also your family, work and social life through our multidisciplinary treatment. Avera ALS clinic provides the most comprehensive services, support, and education to each stage of the disease.

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      Stroke Center
      Stroke ranks as the third leading killer in the United States, affecting over 750,000 each year. The Avera Stroke Center provide an integrated and comprehensive approach to stroke care. Our dedicated staff is trained in early and appropriate diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, home care and outpatient care.

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      Acute Spine Center
      The Acute Spine Center was established to provide comprehensive medical care for patients experiencing acute neck, thoracic and back conditions. The goal is to treat acute spine injuries early on using conservative medical treatment in order to prevent long term issues. The Spine Center uses the most efficient and cost effective care possible to get patients back to functioning as they were before the injury.

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      Autonomic Testing Lab
      The Avera Neuroscience Institute partners with Neurology Associates to provide physician expertise with sophisticated medical equipment in the region's only Autonomic Testing Lab (ATL). Our state-of-the-art facilities empower our physicians to diagnose and treat disorders of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls bodily functions and enables your body to maintain its internal balance and equilibrium.

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      Balance and Dizziness Clinic
      The Avera Neuroscience Institute Balance and Dizziness Clinic assists physicians in the treatment of patients with balance problems associated with dizziness/vertigo, musculoskeletal disorders and neurologic conditions.

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      Online Stroke
      Risk Assessment

      We offer a free online risk assessment to help you understand your risk for stroke.

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      Neurology Resources

      Our interactive Neurology Center offers information and interactive resources covering neurological conditions, tests, treatments and more.

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