When the brain, spine or nervous system is injured or at risk, time is critical. So is access to advanced, specialized care from an experienced team. Count on the Midwest Neuroscience Institute at Menorah Medical Center, right here in Kansas City.

Disorders of the nervous system can affect your entire body and threaten your life or quality of life. Treatment and management is likely to involve many different healthcare providers and multiple specialties. The Midwest Neuroscience Institute draws from all the resources of Menorah Medical Center to meet your needs in a caring, supportive environment. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists work together, and with you and your primary care doctor, from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation.

Teamwork and Technology Dedicated to Your Total Care

You’ll have access to a multispecialty team — neurologists and neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuro oncologists, radiation oncologists, physiatrists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and others. Our team meets regularly, in an open forum that fosters collaboration and shares expertise.

We’ll create a treatment and management plan just for you, and make sure you have the support and resources you need at the hospital and after you go home.

Our respected team has access to the latest technology and specialized services, such as:

  • Certified Primary Stroke Care Center by The Joint Commission, a distinction awarded for our comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke for patients admitted to the ER.
  • Menorah Medical Center is home to the most advanced and only clinically proven software platform for cerebrovascular disorders. This highly intuitive software provides an easy to read, real time view of brain perfusion in detail which provides physicians accurate and precise analysis & diagnosis that are personalized to every patient.
  • The Neuroblate® System, a minimally invasive tool that uses MRI-guided technology to precisely target and ablate diseased cells in the brain, including some that may have traditionally been deemed "inoperable."
  • The TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator System, a leading-edge technology that delivers precisely targeted radiotherapy beams, resulting in quicker and more effective treatment.

Just as important, we understand the challenges you and your family could face now and in the future. We are here for you, and we can help you find the services, support and resources you need, here at Menorah Medical Center or in the community.

Conditions We Treat

Our Neurosciences physicians are highly-skilled at evaluating the following disorders:

  • Alterations of consciousness
  • Migraines
  • Alzheimer's and other dementias
  • Stroke
  • Movement disorders/Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Atypical parkinsonism (MSA, PSP, CBD, drug-induced) and Lewy Body Dementia
    • Dystonia
    • Ataxia (including Spinocerebellar ataxia)
    • Tourette syndrome (in adults)
    • Chorea
    • Myoclonus
    • Tardive dyskinesia
    • Huntington’s Disease
  • Gait disorder
  • Tumors
  • Sleep disturbances
    • Narcolepsy
    • REM behavior disorder
    • Restless leg syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis/Spasticity
  • Neuropathy
  • Congenital abnormalities
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Tethered cord
  • Epilepsy and seizures
    • Inpatient monitoring
    • Surgical Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Our Neurosciences physicians are highly-skilled at evaluating the following disorders:

  • Blepharospasm
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Sialorrhea (excessive salivation)

Our surgeons are specialized in the following areas:

  • Spinal disorders
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Pain Management (with implantation of stimulators and pain pumps)
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Movement disorders and Spasticity
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Cranial surgery

Specialized testing available:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) – routine and sleep deprived studies
  • Inpatient continuous video EEG monitoring
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) for dizziness
  • Genetic testing (Neurofibromatosis)
  • Ambulatory outpatient continuous EEG monitoring studies with video
  • Electromyography (EMG)/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Polysomnography (sleep studies)

Talk to Your Doctor

In most cases, you’ll need a referral from your primary care physician to make an appointment at the Midwest Neuroscience Institute. Talk to your doctor about it, and once you have a referral, you can call (913) 498-7338.