Patient Care

At The Texas Neurosciences Institute at Methodist Hospital, we’re dedicated to helping patients suffering from neurological disorders. Our nationally renowned doctors specialize in a range of treatments designed to address a variety of brain and spine disorders. Our physicians work collaboratively to handle every neurosurgical problem that patients encounter. The sub-specialization of our group of physicians provides a higher level of expertise from the benefit of multiple experts working together.

Our goal is to find the best possible solution using the latest technologies and treatments. Nothing satisfies us more than improving the lives of our patients.

Your Care Team

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Before Your Stay

1. To expedite the registration process, you may access our pre-registration here.

2. Please follow your physician’s pre-operative instructions carefully.

3. Click to view this video to help prepare you for your surgery.

During Your Stay

Case Managers:

Vital members of your team that coordinate patient care from admission to discharge. You will be assigned a case manager prior to surgery. They will focus on obtaining the resources to assist you during your recovery.

Pre-Operative Experience:

The care team at The Texas Neurosciences Institute is aware that the pre-operative experience is your first impression of our commitment to your safety and dignity. Your stay begins in a private suite where registration is completed efficiently and clinical preparation is performed by our expert staff. This one-on-one experience allows you to be physically and mentally prepared for your surgery.

The surgeon may request that a CT or MRI scan be performed just prior to surgery. Our award winning radiology team performs this task in our state-of-the-art imaging suite.

During your Surgery:

We are mindful that during surgery, your loved ones will be anxious to receive updates on your progress. The surgical nurses are happy to provide information, with your permission, to the family representative of your choice

After your Surgery:

Your post-operative care will begin in the recovery room, also called PACU (Post Acute Care Unit) or the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). This allows surgeons and specialized nurses to continuously monitor vital signs and your body’s tolerance of the surgical procedure. Once the surgeon determines that you are stable to transfer from the PACU or ICU, you will be accompanied to the surgical floor. The surgical staff is focused on pain control and preparing you to transition home. You will get to meet many of your care team members at this time. Please do not hesitate to ask them questions.

After Your Stay

Case Managers will evaluate your needs to determine if you can return home independently or if you will need alternate living arrangements to continue your recovery. We will also evaluate your situation to see if you need assistive services and/or durable medical equipment. We will also work with your insurance company to obtain approval for the services you will need after discharge

The Texas Neurosciences Institute offers a professional team of rehabilitation therapists specializing in helping patients with a variety of diagnoses. Our caring, licensed staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists that treat adult and pediatric patients in an outpatient and inpatient setting.

Speech Therapy Services

  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies
  • Bedside Swallow Evaluations
  • Post CVA Speech and Swallow Evaluation and Treatment
  • Communication Evaluations and Treatments
  • Cognitive Evaluation and Treatments
  • Passy Muir Speaking Valves Training and Evaluation

Occupational Therapy Services to regain fine motor functions to include:

  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Post-Craniotomy OT Evaluation and Treatment
  • Post VP Shunt Evaluation and Treatment
  • Post CVA OT Evaluation and Treatment
  • Post-Op Spinal Cord Stimulator Evaluation and Treatment
  • Balance Assessment and Activities
  • Fine Motor Coordination Activities
  • Independent Daily Living Skills Assessment and Activities
  • Cognitive Assessment

Physical Therapy Services to regain gross motor functions to include:

  • Lumbar Pre and Post Drainage Gait Assessments
  • General Physical Therapy Evaluations
  • Balance Assessment and Activities
  • Vestibular Evaluation and Treatments
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Post-Craniotomy PT Evaluation and Treatment
  • Post CVA PT Evaluation and Treatment
  • Post Neurosurgical Spine Evaluation and Treatment
  • Post-Op Spinal Cord Stimulator Evaluation and Treatment
  • Post VP Shunt Evaluation and Treatment

Patient Care Videos