Neurology services at Methodist Hospital

At Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, patients from around the world receive exceptional care by one of the most experienced neurological teams in the U.S. — leading the top deep brain stimulation (DBS) program in Texas.

To learn more about neurological services offered at Methodist Hospital, please call (210) 575-0355.

Using the latest technological advancements and treatment options, our dedicated team of physicians performs more deep brain stimulations, spinal canal explorations and lumbar fusions than any other hospital in Texas.

Neurological conditions we treat

Methodist Hospital offers a wide spectrum of neurosurgical services that diagnose and treat the following neurological conditions:

  • Aneurysms
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Brain tumors
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Degenerative spine
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial pain
  • Movement Disorders
  • Spine trauma
  • Spine tumors
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vascular malformations of the brain and spine

Advanced neurosurgical treatment options:

We are proud to offer innovative and advanced neurosurgical treatments, including:

  • Craniotomy
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Minimally invasive craniotomy
  • Minimally invasive spine fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Neurocritical care
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Neurointerventional surgery
  • Neurological imaging services
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skull base neurosurgery
  • Spinal deformity/scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion

Specialized treatment programs at Methodist Hospital:

A Comprehensive approach to neurosurgery

Methodist Hospital remains at the forefront of neurosciences, boasting one of Texas’ leading programs. The neurosciences program at Methodist Hospital takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with neurological conditions. Our team includes:

  • Emergency physicians
  • Neuro-interventional radiologists
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuro-interventional neurosurgeons
  • Neuro-interventional neurologists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurotologists
  • Oncologist

With over 80 beds at our neurosciences unit at Methodist Hospital dedicated solely to stroke and other neurological patients, our team has multiple dedicated operating rooms to ensure every patient access to emergency neurosurgery when necessary.


DNV-GL US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Accredited Hospital Quality & Patient Safety DNV-GL Healthcare Accreditation Services Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center Quality & Patient Safety American Heart Association 2020 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus for Stroke. Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. The Joint Commission, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association certification. Meets standards for Primary Stroke Center.

Methodist Hospital is nationally recognized as a leader in stroke care. In addition to receiving a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, Methodist Hospital, the largest provider of stroke care in South Texas, has earned the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, USA, Inc., one of the leading accrediting agencies in the U.S. Facilities with this certification offer the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. Methodist Hospital participates in Get with the Guidelines® — Stroke, a program sponsored by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The program focuses on continuous quality improvement and protocols to ensure Methodist Hospital patients receive the best, evidence-based treatment.

Methodist Hospital was also recognized with Get With the Guidelines®—Silver Plus Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll by providing exceptional patient care.

Emergency care for stroke patients

For many patients, the road to recovery begins when they are transported to Methodist Hospital. All ER nurses are stroke-certified by the National Institutes of Health and can administer tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) with physicians’ orders.

For stroke or brain injury patients, the moment the Methodist AirCare helicopter—a state-of-the-art emergency medical transport helicopter touches down, the medical crew aboard is ready to immediately begin administering an intensive level of medical care based on the specific needs of the patient, especially patients in rural communities who require a higher level of care.

Methodist AirCare maintains full accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Neurological care at Methodist Healthcare

Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the treatment, function and diagnosis of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord.

Learn about Neurological care