Doctor looking at brain scans

Mission Neuroscience Institute

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

2253.2 miles away
949-364-1400
Open 24 hours, seven days a week
Doctor looking at brain scans

Mission Neuroscience Institute

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Open 24 hours, seven days a week

Even during the COVID-19 crisis, access to life-saving treatments of the brain and nervous system is available. At Providence, we are taking special precautions to protect you and your loved ones. Learn how we are responding to ensure the safety of our patients, our staff and our doctors.

With a mission to restore neurological and spine wellness for all patients, our Neuroscience Institute’s team of medical experts and experienced caregivers provide exceptional patient care paired with leading rehabilitation and neurosurgery services.

Whether through medical device research or through conducting advanced clinical trials, our physicians and multidisciplinary teams continually seek innovative approaches and technological advances for neuro care. This dedication allows us to provide affordable and accessible services to our patients, no matter their neurological need.

  • Movement Disorders

    Our Approach

    At Mission Hospital, people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders receive academic-level care in a compassionate community-hospital setting. Our patient-centered team takes the time to help you understand your condition and the latest options for treatment – whether that means medications, botulinum toxin therapy, deep brain stimulation or other innovative therapies.

    Leading your care is a neurologist who is fellowship trained in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. This movement-disorders specialist works in concert with a functional neurosurgeon, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and neuropsychologists to tailor a comprehensive treatment plan specifically to your unique needs. Our goal is to provide exceptional care and support aimed at minimizing your symptoms, optimizing your function and helping you live your best life.

    Conditions Treated

    The Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Program at Mission Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for these and other movement disorders:

    • Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism
    • Tremor disorders, including essential tremor
    • Dystonia
    • Spasticity
    • Spasm
    • Tardive dyskinesia
    • Movement issues related to stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative conditions

    Specialized Expertise

    Our experienced team offers the full array of treatments available for movement disorders, including emerging treatments through clinical trials. In addition, our specialists have advanced academic training and highly specialized expertise in several areas of care, including:

    • Deep brain stimulation: evaluation, programming and surgery for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia
    • Botulinum toxin injections: for spasticity, dystonia, hemifacial spasm, tardive dyskinesia, drooling and migraine headaches
    • Duopa pump: evaluation and programming for Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurosurgery

    Mission Hospital is proud to provide world-class neurosurgical care for the Orange County community. Our neurosurgeons and orthopedic specialists have extensive experience in treating the full spectrum of brain and spine conditions, and are nationally known for their expertise in leading-edge treatments, including:

    • Precision robotic-guided surgery
    • Minimally invasive procedures
    • Complex spine surgery
    • Endovascular surgery
    • Innovative treatments for brain and spine tumors, chronic pain and other conditions

    Learn more about neurosurgical treatments and expertise.

  • Stroke Center

    When someone you love is experiencing a stroke and requires emergency care, it is reassuring to know that expert help is immediately available. Stroke response requires a dedicated team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mission Stroke Center is committed to our community to diagnose, treat and manage patients suffering from a stroke. Learn more about our Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Through individualized and patient-focused treatments, our complete and comprehensive neurological care is dedicated to advancing each patient’s neurological wellbeing. Our team of specialists is able to provide these advanced services for patients dealing with:

  • Brain tumors
  • Concussions
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spine Injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Are you a current patient and need to send your medical records and images to your doctor? If so, you can do it here.

Mission Neuroscience Institute (MNI) has a highly experienced research team whose top priority is to conduct quality research aligned with Good Clinical Practice standards. The physicians of the MNI herald from world-class academic institutions including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Stanford University, Baylor University, University of Southern California, New York Medical College, and the University of California Los Angeles, providing subspecialized Centers of Excellence with the latest technological advances through innovative research.

Equipped with the latest surgical and intraoperative imaging equipment, our operating rooms set the standard for clinical excellence. This provides our surgical teams with the latest technology at their fingertips, while providing the best possible care to patients through cutting edge medical device research.

To learn more about participating in a clinical trial offered at Mission Neuroscience Institutes, send us an email or call 949-364-7723.

We’ve been committed to becoming the premier destination for neurology and neurosurgical care, and our institute’s constant dedication to the latest research and practices has helped us get there. We’re proud to have received the Codman Award for Improving Outcomes in Severe Traumatic Brain injury and to have participated in the Adam Williams Traumatic Brain Injury Initiative.

Our success is defined by our patients. We strive to provide our patients will exceptional care so they may return their family, home and loves ones.

Understanding Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic condition, affecting 50-60 million people worldwide and 3.4 million Americans nationally. One in ten Americans will have a single seizure in their lifetime, and close to 1 out of every 30 Americans will go on to have epilepsy.

In Orange County alone there are roughly 27,000 people with active epilepsy, with 1,500 new cases of epilepsy in our county a year alone. Epilepsy can impact all aspects of life from autonomy and independence with driving and working to quality of life and family planning. From sleep and life expectancy to mood and fertility epilepsy effects all facets of life and patients should not navigate these challenges alone.

Specialized Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Mission Hospital is a specialized inpatient unit designed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat seizures in patients of all ages. This unique unit is the only one of its kind in South Orange County.

Epilepsy, seizures and seizure-like disorders can be challenging to treat, since each person is unique. The best treatment may include medication, stimulation techniques, diets or surgical procedures.

Identifying the most appropriate treatment plan starts with a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. Equipped with computer-based monitoring equipment specifically designed for the evaluation of seizure disorders, Mission’s EMU team can gather data before a seizure starts, while one is occurring and during recovery.

This invaluable information provides answers about the characteristics of the seizures and helps doctors identify the type(s) of seizures and other clues that can shape treatment.

A Multidisciplinary Team for Epilepsy Diagnosis

The EMU brings together specially trained experts in technology and patient care specific to epilepsy. Your EMU team may include Mission Hospital neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurse specialists, EMU technologists, clinical technologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers and social workers to cover all the aspects of life affected by seizures.

Patient Story: Pam Cain

Watch how Mission Hospital was there for Pam Cain, who came into the Emergency Department with a head injury after being thrown from her horse. This is her story.