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Neurology

A collaborative approach for complex conditions, including strokes and brain issues

Lee Health: Award-Winning Neurology Care

Lee Health is committed to the best neurological care in Southwest Florida, offering diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of conditions. Whether it's a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a migraine, Lee Health's neuroscience experts provide specialized care for conditions that involve the brain, spinal cord, and the peripheral system.

These organs and systems are complex, so we work with the latest technology and partners across our hospital system to evaluate, develop, and implement customized plans for each patient.

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Lee Health provides comprehensive adult neurology services. We invite you to explore some of our care options, learn about our treatments, and reach out to us so you can understand your options and start feeling better. 

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Some Conditions We Treat

  • Alzheimer’s/dementia
  • Brain injuries
  • Dizziness and balance issues
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Strokes and aneurysms
  • Nerve pain caused by injury or illness
  • Spinal injuries and disc deterioration
  • Sleep apnea and other disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Movement disorders

New Technology Serving Patients

Amelia Penta didn’t know it at the time, but she was having a stroke. “I remember when I woke up in the morning, my usual routine it to get my glasses from my nightstand and put them on, and I remember putting them on and something was wrong with my left eye.” Once she arrived to Gulf Coast Medical Center, doctors used new advances in technology to help evaluate Amelia. “She had a large vessel occlusion to the left side of her brain. What made her very interesting is she is what we call a wake up stroke, meaning a stroke that when you go to sleep you’re normal and you wake up and have a stroke,” said Dr. Nasser Razack, a neuro interventional radiologist with Lee Health. Wake up strokes can be challenging for doctors because it’s difficult to know exactly when the stroke occurred. New technology at Gulf Coast Medical Center is helping doctors learn when and where the stroke began. “This imaging technology shows us where the occlusion is, if it’s a large vessel occlusion, and if there is salvageable brain or brain tissue that’s still alive that can be recovered,” said Dr. Razack. The technology also shows that most wake up strokes happen early in the morning. “With the technology that we have here at this main comprehensive stroke care center, we’re able to treat patients that in the past we wouldn’t have been able to treat. Typically the time, because we are unaware of the last known normal time, we can’t give this clot bursting drug. The clot bursting drug, as of now, can only be given up to four hours after the last known normal time,” said Dr. Razack. Because doctors were able to determine when Amelia’s stroke occurred, they were able to give her the treatment she needed. “If it weren’t for the doctor and his expertise, because he found a blood clot behind my left eye, which is why my vision wasn’t right,” said Amelia. The stroke advancements are helping doctors get answers, and helping patients get treatment.

The Next Step?

Do you need surgery for a neurological condition? Learn more on our neurosurgery page.
  • Neurosurgery

    We work to prevent, diagnose, and treat disorders affect the brain and spine as well as any other part of the nervous system

Ted's Personal Story

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Ted Chris Horn

Neurology

For years, Ted suffered from the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. When these symptoms interfered with daily living, neurosurgeon Saman Javedan, M.D., offered relief through a procedure called deep brain stimulation. "If you saw me in a coffee shop, holding a cup of coffee, you would never know I had Parkinson's disease," Ted says. "My hand doesn't tremble anymore. It's unbelievable."

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