Neurology and neurological surgery (neurosurgery) provide the best diagnostics with the most advanced technology and treatment available to patients with neurological disorders. By partnering in research and state-of-the-art technology, Wake Forest Baptist is one of the largest neurosciences programs in the region.
Our highly trained neurologists and neurosurgeons treat a wide range of adult and pediatric neurological and spinal disorders.
Multidisciplinary Neurology and Neurosurgery Teams
Our multidisciplinary approach combines the expertise of leaders in neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, rehabilitative medicine and many other specializations to provide exceptional care for our patients.
Many of our physicians are national and international experts in complex neurologic conditions, including spinal disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders and strokes.
Neurology and Neurosurgery Highlights
In 2014, Wake Forest Baptist became 1 of 103 medical centers nationwide and 1 of only 4 statewide to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Stroke Center operates the Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network, providing expert stroke assessment and consultation in remote areas where smaller hospitals lack 24/7 neurological coverage.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is among the top-rated epilepsy programs in the United States and one of the few Epilepsy Centers in the Southeast to have met the Level IV guidelines of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
We are home to North Carolina’s only MEG (magnetoencephalography), a noninvasive diagnostic tool that pinpoints brain activity centers and helps ensure the greatest precision in neurosurgical planning. Pediatric and adult epilepsy programs are utilizing laser based technology for epilepsy surgeries.
Neurosurgeons at Wake Forest Baptist's Spine Center conduct minimally invasive surgeries for spinal conditions that have been modeled throughout the world.
The ALS Center at Wake Forest Baptist – one of only 34 in the United States – provides exceptional care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and engages in cutting-edge research and translational science.
Neurology and neurosurgery has one of the nation’s most experienced Gamma Knife treatment teams for noninvasive treatment of certain brain tumors and abnormalities, as well as the most advanced, next-generation technology: the Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™.
Deep Brain Stimulation
The Movement Disorders Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health has one of the most experienced deep brain stimulation teams in the nation. We were among the first centers in the nation to perform DBS surgery, in 1997. Since then, hundreds of patients have undergone DBS surgery.
The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, a state-of-the-art, 24-bed unit, specializes in the care of patients recovering from complicated neurological and neurosurgical conditions as well as post-operative neurosurgical care.
The pediatric neurology section has 6 full-time faculty members, 3 with specialty training in epilepsy and 1 with additional training in headache.
Neurosurgery is proud to have 2 board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons. The department also offers a pediatric sleep lab for pediatric patients.