Neuroscience Institute - Everett
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 innovate 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.
At Providence Regional Medical Center’s Neurosciences Institute, we offer personalized care for neurological conditions from headaches and back pain to brain tumors. Our team provides individual attention and the latest advancements in brain and spine treatment.
Our neurological experts work as a team with primary care doctors, rehabilitation experts and doctors in a full range of specialties to give you the personalized attention and support you need.
Our clinical services include:
Our specialists work together in teams to diagnose and treat a wide range of brain, nervous system and spine conditions, including:
- Back, brain and neck injuries
- Head and neck tumors
- Headache and chronic pain
- Infections of the nervous system, including meningitis and encephalitis
- Movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases
- Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
- Sleep health issues
At Providence Regional's Neurosciences Institute, everything we do is focused on providing excellent, compassionate care for the full spectrum of brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
Our imaging team performs more than 160,000 imaging tests every year. These tests give doctors information they need to find out what’s causing problems and develop a treatment plan.
We use a variety of advanced noninvasive tests to diagnose brain, spine and nervous system conditions. Among them:
- CT scan
- PET scan
- Transcranial doppler
Recovering from surgery or a condition that affects your brain or spine takes time, and our friendly, skilled rehabilitation team encourages and supports you every step of the way. Our goal is to help you move without pain and regain independence.
We form a rehab plan to help you reach goals that matter to you. Your plan may include:
- Occupational therapy — to help you regain daily living skills that allow you to eat, dress, perform household chores and adapt to any limitations by learning how to compensate or use adaptive equipment (canes, walkers or wheelchairs)
- Physical therapy — to help you gain strength, endurance and range of motion
- Speech-language therapy — to help you overcome communication, voice or swallowing difficulties
There are a wide range of alternative pain therapies that might be right for you besides surgery. Talk with your doctor to identify the exact cause of your pain and discuss alternative treatments that could work for you, including:
- Chiropractic care
- Non-narcotic medications
- Pain-relieving injections
- Physical therapy
If surgery is necessary, you can trust our neurosurgical team to offer the least invasive options possible.
When you need advanced expertise and the latest treatments, you can count on the dedicated team at Providence Regional's Neurosciences Institute. We offer leading-edge care for brain tumors, brain trauma, epilepsy, stroke and spine disorders.
We know that a brain or spine tumor diagnosis makes your whole world stop. You want to know you are getting the best possible treatment.
The Providence Cranial Clinic offers some of the most advanced care for benign and cancerous brain tumors in Washington, including noninvasive treatments.
We bring together doctors and researchers who specialize in neurology, neurosurgery, endocrinology and cancer – including cancer experts from the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership, one of the most comprehensive cancer programs in the region.
We treat a variety of tumors, including:
- Acoustic neuroma
- Gliomas, including astrocytomas, mixed, optic nerve and gangliogliomas
- Malignant and metastatic brain tumors
- Pituitary tumors
We offer expert diagnosis and advanced treatments, including noninvasive radiosurgery and minimally invasive approaches using navigation technology that allows us to treat tumors with precision and minimizes damage to surrounding tissue.
At Providence Regional's Spine Center, we treat a full range of back problems, from pain caused by herniated disks to complex conditions like scoliosis, spinal tumors or spine fractures.
As our patient, you will receive a treatment plan designed just for you. Our spine experts draw from a variety of treatments to help you recover – from nonsurgical approaches like physical therapy to minimally invasive procedures and surgery.
Our spine experts work with your primary care doctor, physical therapists, pain management specialists and other experts to help you move better, without pain. We help you recover as quickly and safely as possible.
When a stroke happens, every second counts. At the Stroke Center at Providence Regional, our team of experts delivers lifesaving care 24/7. When you come to us with stroke symptoms, our team offers the full spectrum of care – from fast, accurate diagnosis and expert treatment to rehabilitation and a stroke support group.
Our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurointerventionalists, rehab specialists, nurses and therapists provide care to more people with strokes than any other hospital in Washington. Through our partnership with Swedish Neuroscience Institute, we have immediate access to neurointerventionalists who can provide 24/7 endovascular thrombectomy services for acute stroke patients.
Knowing stroke symptoms can save a life. If you suspect someone is having a stroke, think FAST:
- Face - Is one area of their face drooping or numb? Ask them to smile.
- Arms - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask them to raise both arms.
- Speech - Is their speech slurred? Ask them to repeat a simple sentence.
- Time - If you notice these symptoms, call 911 right away, even if the symptoms go away.
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic condition, affecting 50 - 60 million people worldwide and 3.4 million people in the U.S. One in 10 Americans will have a single seizure in their lifetime, and close to 1 in 30 will go on to have epilepsy.
In Washington State, there are 74,600 people living with epilepsy. The condition can impact all aspects of life including autonomy and independence with driving and working, family planning, sleep, mood, fertility and even life expectancy. We make sure you don’t have to navigate these challenges alone.
Our services include an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Multidisciplinary Team for Epilepsy Diagnosis.
The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is a specialized inpatient unit designed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat seizures. It’s the only one of its kind in Snohomish 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, Providence'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 us identify the type or types you have. It may also reveal other clues that can shape your treatment.
The EMU brings together specially trained experts in technology and patient care specific to epilepsy in a Multidisciplinary Team for Epilepsy Diagnosis. Your EMU team may include Providence neurologists, internists, nurse specialists, technologists, psychiatrists, case managers, and social workers to cover all the aspects of life affected by seizures.
The Neurotrauma Program at Providence Regional Medical Center has neurosurgeons who are specifically trained and equipped to diagnose and treat all types of neurotrauma — sudden head or spine injury. It includes concussions, traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, spinal column fractures and spinal cord injuries.
- Occupational therapists
- Physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists)
- Physical therapists
- Social workers
- Speech-language therapists
We believe that keeping you well-informed and offering support throughout your care journey is part of exceptional health care. We make sure you have everything you need to make the best possible decisions.
Here are websites you can visit for more in-depth information on a number of neurological conditions:
- Alzheimer's Association
- Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center
- Alzheimer's Foundation of America
- American Academy of Neurology
- American Stroke Association
- Brain Trauma Foundation
- Epilepsy Foundation Washington
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- Novartis Caregivers Guide
- Pedaling for Parkinson's
- Stroke Support Group at Providence Regional