Mission Neuroscience Institute
Mission Neuroscience Institute
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.
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
- Epilepsy and seizure disorders
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spine Injury
- Traumatic brain injury
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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.
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.
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.