When you or a loved one needs neurological treatment, it can feel pretty intimidating. Fortunately, the Covenant NeuroScience Institute is here to help. We’re dedicated to offering the most advanced neurosurgery, neurology and neuro-rehabilitation services available in a comfortable, patient-friendly environment.
Only a handful of facilities in the country can match the level of care that the Covenant NeuroScience Institute can provide. Combining the expertise of Covenant Health, Covenant Neurology, Neurosurgical Associates, and Gamma SouthWest, the Covenant NeuroScience Institute delivers the most comprehensive services available in West Texas, and for neurosurgery, neurology and neuro-rehabilitation.
Because neurological incidents can occur at any time, our team of seasoned neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, vascular surgeons, orthopedic specialists and pediatric neurologists is available around the clock. In addition, if emergency transport is required, our AeroCare team can provide critical care en route throughout and surrounding Lubbock, Texas.
You can always expect to receive the most innovative treatments at the NeuroScience Institute. However, our philosophy of care extends far beyond technology. We understand that many neurological issues can seem overwhelming at first. We’re dedicated to making sure you and your family have the information you need to make the right decisions, plus the attention of an entire team of compassionate professionals dedicated to returning you to optimum health.
Discover how the region’s best neurological care can benefit you and your loved ones. Contact us to make an appointment.
Neurosurgical Associates, LLP is a well-established neurosurgical practice in Lubbock, providing full neurosurgery coverage over the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico area for the past 12 years. The group provides diagnostic, trauma call coverage, and surgical services at Covenant Medical Center, Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside, Covenant SurgiCenter, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and University Medical Center.
At the Covenant NeuroScience Institute, our goal is to provide the most comprehensive neurosurgery, neurology and neuro-rehabilitation services in our region. Our team is uniquely qualified to treat head and spinal cord injuries as well as stroke, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), muscular dystrophy, dementia, sleep conditions, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders.
Headaches can have a devastating effect—interfering with both your work and home life. The Covenant NeuroScience Institute is committed to helping headache sufferers find relief from their symptoms. Therapies can involve medication, lifestyle changes, physical therapy and stress management techniques.
The Covenant NeuroScience Institute is committed to providing the most advanced treatment options for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
- Huntington’s disease
- Restless leg syndrome
- Tics and tremors
In addition to drug therapy, which can present a number of side effects and become less effective over time, we offer a number of surgical procedures to address and alleviate symptoms of many movement disorders. From neuro-stimulation , which works by sending electrical impulses to affected areas of the brain, to palliodotomy and thalamotomy procedures, which shut down electrical activity in key areas, the Covenant NeuroScience Institute provides all the latest therapeutic options.
The Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center offers patients living with Parkinson’s educational materials, physician and service referrals, and information on support groups—as well as water therapy and exercise classes designed to help alleviate symptoms.
Before you can benefit from the advanced treatment we provide, you have to get a proper diagnosis. That’s why the Covenant Neuroscience Institute’s registered technologists work closely with staff neurologists to provide comprehensive evaluations of neurological disorders.
Tests used include:
- Electroencephalogram (EEG) - Diagnoses a number of disorders, including strokes, tumors, brain injuries and seizure disorders by recording the electrical activity of the brain.
- Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) and Electromyography (EMG) - Tests for neuromuscular conditions, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, using electrodes and needle electrodes.
- Evoked Potentials (SSEP, BEAR and VER) - Identifies a number of neurological problems by measuring the brain’s response to signals sent by nerves.
- Intra-Operative Monitoring - Helps neurosurgeons safeguard the nervous system during surgery by monitoring neuro-electric activity in the region.
Children with neurological problems deserve special treatment. And that’s just what they get at the Covenant NeuroScience Institute. Our team of pediatric neuroscience specialists works hand-in-hand with Covenant Children’s Hospital to ensure that children get the care they need to thrive in the hospital environment.
Pediatric conditions we treat include:
- Head and spinal trauma
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Malformations of the skull, brain and spine
The Covenant NeuroScience Institute also works with the Joe Arrington Cancer Research and radiation oncology department to offer stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial malignant and non-malignant tumors.
Using computer topography and magnetic resonance scans, our multi-disciplinary team can identify and administer high doses of radiation to precisely defined targets. This technique minimizes the radiation dose to the rest of the brain and spine and enables us to treat brain or upper spinal tumors that are inaccessible or unsuitable for surgery.
At the Covenant NeuroScience Institute, we’re dedicated to offering our patients the most advanced treatments available.
Our expert spinal surgeons treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Cervical and lumbar disc disease
- Degenerative diseases
- Lumbar stenosis
- Congenital deformities
- Acute fractures and other trauma
Our neurosurgeons use both traditional and minimally invasive approaches to resolve spinal issues, with the expertise necessary to perform even complex spinal reconstruction surgeries—ensuring no portion of the spine is inoperable.
The Covenant NeuroScience Institute is dedicated to providing the best possible neurological care by targeting the whole person —body, mind and spirit. The NeuroScience Patient Resource and Rehabilitation Center plays an important role in this commitment, helping patients at every stage of treatment and rehabilitation to get the most out of their care.
The center is home to our outpatient neurological rehabilitation services as well as our Spasticity Evaluation Clinic and Neuro Development Treatment Center.
The more you know about neurological disorders, the easier it becomes to manage. That’s why the center offers a complete resource library, offices for neurological disease organizations and a conference room where community groups can gather.
To help our patients cope with the burden of their neurological problems, the center provides a variety of spiritual resources. From support groups to a healing art gallery and a quiet Reflection Room, the Center is dedicated to helping patients achieve balance and peace of mind while going through neurological treatment.