Global Neurosciences Institute at Crozer utilizes the most advanced research and treatment technologies to deliver state-of-the-art, comprehensive patient-centered neurosurgery and neurology services with an integrative, multidisciplinary approach offering specialized treatment plans for each patient. With the recent addition of the hybrid operating suite encompassing state-of-the-art biplane imaging, our neurosurgeons can now treat the universe of neurosurgical emergencies on a 24/7 basis within Crozer-Keystone Health System.    

Global Neurosciences Institute (GNI) is an innovative team of nationally recognized and highly trained neurosurgeons, subspecialty neurologists, and neurosciences researchers. We are improving treatments by inventing groundbreaking therapies and pioneering new surgical techniques, while always keeping our patients at the forefront.

Our specialized Neurologic Emergency Department combined with our dedicated Neurosurgical ICU offers unparalleled care to our patients from start to finish.

Our mission is to serve as the premier institute for comprehensive, integrated neurosciences care in the tri-state region by streamlining care and delivering optimal outcomes for patients.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 1-866-NEURO-DR (1-866-638-7637).

Our Specialties

Our innovative team of neurosurgeons, subspecialty neurologists, and neurosciences researchers work together to eliminate barriers between narrowly focused medical specialties to enable holistic, collaborative, patient-centered care.

Neurology

We represent a diverse range of subspecialties, including epilepsy, sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease/movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease/cognitive disorders, concussion and neuropsychology, allowing us to serve the community with comprehensive neurological care.

Neurosurgery

Our fellowship-trained vascular, spine and tumor neurosurgeons offer a full range of conventional and minimally invasive surgical treatment options for diseases and conditions of the brain and spine. Available on a 24/7 basis for emergencies, we are the first neurosurgeons nationwide to utilize experimental medical devices to perform various life-saving procedures for patients with otherwise devastating stroke outcomes. We provide patients with novel surgical treatments not available elsewhere in the region, improving their quality of life and enhancing the recovery process.

Conditions We Treat

We diagnose and treat a full range of neurologic conditions, including:

  • Acoustic Neuroma: A rare noncancerous tumor, which presses on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. It is the most common cause of dementia.
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs): Arteries and veins that are have formed incorrectly and are unusually tangled. This usually happens during development before birth or shortly after.
  • Balance Issues: Balance and dizziness conditions can have several causes, including vestibular (balance system) problems, neurologic disease and cardiac disease.
  • Brain and Spine Trauma: Severe shock or damage to the nervous system.
  • Brain Aneurysm: A bulging, weakened area in the wall of an artery in the brain, resulting in an abnormal ballooning of the artery that is at risk for rupturing.
  • Brain, Pituitary, Skull Base and Spine Tumors: A collection of cells that grow out of control, ultimately forming a mass in the brain, pituitary gland or spine.
  • Carotid Stenosis: A narrowing of the main blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain.
  • Chiari Malformations: A problem in which a part of the brain at the back of the skull bulges through a normal opening in the skull where it joins the spinal canal.
  • Cognitive Disorders: A problem that causes impairment or decline of mental function, such as memory, motor skills or learning.
  • Concussion: A jarring brain injury that is caused by a bump or blow to the head that causes headache, dizziness and confusion, among other symptoms.
  • Epilepsy and Seizures: A condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having recurrent seizures.
  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke: The loss or alteration of bodily function that results from an insufficient supply of blood to the brain.
  • Herniated Disc: The vertebrae in your spine are separated by spongy discs. A herniated disc occurs when the disc is compressed and/or breaks down, causing the inner nucleus to rupture.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS): A disease that causes a disruption in the communication between your brain and the rest of your body, resulting in problems with vision, balance, muscle control and other basic body functions.
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH): A buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.
  • Pain: Spinal cord stimulation is a way to manage various types of pain by implanting a device that sends low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord.
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders: A disease characterized by tremor, usually when at rest, decreased spontaneous movements, slowness of movement, gait difficulty and rigidity.
  • Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves.
  • Spondylosis: Spondylosis occurs when the discs between your vertebrae become compressed. Trigeminal Neuralgia: A type of nerve pain that affects the face, usually on one side of the jaw or cheek.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia: A type of nerve pain that affects the face, usually on one side of the jaw or cheek.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 1-866-NEURO-DR (1-866-638-7637).

Diagnostic Testing

Evaluating and diagnosing conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system is complicated and complex. We use the following tests to accurately diagnose each patient’s condition and build the best care plan possible.

  • Computed Tomography (CT) scan is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body.
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) scans are a special kind of CT exam that focuses particularly on the blood vessels, using a contrast material to make them show up clearly in the images. CTA is used to examine blood vessels in areas including the brain and neck.
  • Computed Tomography Perfusion (CTP) is a form of CT that provides detailed information about blood flow to the brain. CTP is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate.
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) detects abnormalities in the brain waves or electrical activity of the brain.
  • Electromyography (EMG) measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle. The test is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a radiation-free, usually non-invasive way to produce high-quality pictures inside the body from multiple planes.
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a specific type of MRI designed specifically to examine the body’s blood vessels.
  • Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV) is an excellent non-invasive method of diagnosing a condition called cerebral venous thrombosis. MRV can demonstrate absent flow in the right transverse sinus, sigmoid sinus and internal jugular vein.
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a powerful imaging technique that holds great promise in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, particularly cancer. 

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 1-866-NEURO-DR (1-866-638-7637).

Programs and Services

Neurosurgery OR Suite with Biplane Imaging Technology

Our neurosurgeons perform lifesaving minimally invasive endovascular procedures in a hybrid operating room located at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, in Upland. A revolutionary alternative to conventional operating rooms, the hybrid OR enables our team to treat high-risk patients who need immediate surgical intervention. It is equipped with a biplane advanced imaging system that delivers detailed, high-quality 3D X-ray images during the surgical procedure.

Together, the hybrid OR and biplane technology are used to treat conditions such as stroke, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, and brain tumor. We are available 24/7 for emergency surgeries.

Emergency and Critical Care

Global Neurosciences Institute at Crozer offers the region’s first, and only, Neurologic Emergency Department (Neuro ED), located at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The Neuro ED model was conceived and first implemented in the U.S. by GNI. Our fellowship-trained emergency room physicians focus on assessing and treating neurological diseases who present to the ED. Our approach to dramatically expedite treatment time for patients with life-threatening conditions provides the best care possible for patients and their families.

We have a Neurologic Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, which provides dedicated care to patients with life-threatening neurological problems. It is a dedicated ICU model where all patients are managed exclusively by our team and clinical support.

Epilepsy Monitoring

Our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), located at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH), offers targeted, specialized therapy to patients suffering from epilepsy – both newly diagnosed and those requiring change-in-status monitoring. The inpatient unit allows us to collect information 24 hours a day on all activity – when the patient is awake, asleep and active.

Concussion Management

Crozer-Keystone offers specialized care from a team of experts trained in the detection and treatment of traumatic and sports concussion. Not all concussions are the same, so you may receive treatment from experts in more than one specialty.

Specialty Clinics

  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) Clinic: This unique clinic includes specialists in neurosurgery, cognitive neurologists, and specially trained physical therapists who diagnose, evaluate and treat this common neurological problem. NPH is very often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease or other conditions. NPH can be quickly and successfully treated once properly assessed by our team.
  • Chiari Malformation Center of Excellence: Our dedicated team leads the field in diagnosis, surgical treatment – when appropriate, and lifelong treatment of this disease. Recognized nationally, we receive referrals for our unique set of skills focused on the treatment and care of each individual patient.
  • Balance Clinic: A clinic focused on individually addressing patients with balance issues and providing customized solutions enabling them to lead safer, more productive lives.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 1-866-NEURO-DR (1-866-638-7637).