Our Services

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Chinese therapy that has been used for centuries. It is based on the theory that there is energy, called chi or qi, flowing...

Acute rehabilitation services

Recovery from serious illness or injury often requires intense physical, occupational and speech therapy. Once a patient is discharged from the...

Anesthetic or corticosteroid injections

Trigger point injections. Sometimes, putting pressure on a certain spot in the back (called a trigger point) can cause pain at that spot or...

Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)

Initial treatment for epilepsy depends on the severity, frequency, and type of seizures and whether a cause for your condition has been...

Assistive devices and orthotics

Our clinical experts can help you find appropriate orthotics, balance support, communication aid or other assistive equipment to help you be as...

Bone growth stimulator

Bone growth stimulators give electrical pulses that help the bones heal after spinal fusion surgery.

Cerebral angiogram

During this X-ray test, a catheter is inserted through a blood vessel in the groin or arm and moved up through the vessel into the brain. A dye is...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of medicine to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is called a systemic treatment because the medicines enter the...

Clinical history

A detailed medical history is the most important part of diagnosing epilepsy. Try to provide as much information about your seizures as you can. If...

Computed tomography angiography (CTA)

CT angiography is a test that can show if coronary arteries are becoming narrow from coronary artery disease. It can also show calcium buildup in...

Cortical mapping

Cortical mapping is an inpatient procedure conducted prior to brain surgery for patients who have a grid or depth electrodes placed inside the...

Decompression laminectomy

Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat spinal stenosis. This surgery is done to relieve pressure on the spinal...

Deep brain stimulation monitoring

Deep brain stimulation uses electrical impulses to stimulate a target area in the brain. The stimulation affects movement by altering the activity...

Disk arthroplasty

Disk arthroplasty is a surgical procedure in which a herniated spinal disk is removed and replaced with an artificial disk.

Diskogram

Diskography is a medical procedure that involves injecting a dye into the jellylike center of a spinal disk to help diagnose back problems. During...

Electroencephalograms (EEG)-adult

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensors (electrodes) are attached...

Electroencephalograms (EEG)-pediatric

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensors (electrodes) are attached...

Electromyography (EMG)

An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and...

Endoscopic neurosurgery

Providence surgeons are improving care through endoscopic neurosurgery, an advanced procedure that uses a slender fiber-optic camera to improve...

Endovascular coiling procedure

During this procedure, a small tube is inserted into the affected artery and positioned near the aneurysm. Tiny metal coils are then moved through...

Endovascular therapies

More and more patients who were traditionally treated by open surgical methods are today benefiting from minimally invasive, endovascular...

Epidermal biopsies diagnosis

A small amount of skin may be removed and studied under a microscope to assist in diagnosis of peripheral nerve diseases. This can be done in the...

Epilepsy monitoring (EMU)

If you experience frequent seizures, you may be referred to an epilepsy monitoring unit for evaluation. This evaluation determines if your...

Epilepsy physical exam

A physical exam and detailed medical history often provide the best clues as to whether you have epilepsy and what type of epilepsy and seizures...

Exercise for patients with Parkinson's disease - physical and mental

Patients who exercise regularly do better as Parkinson’s disease progresses than people who don’t exercise.  Exercise improves a patient’s energy...

Family therapy

Family therapy is a type of counseling involving the entire family. It can help maintain positive relationships within a family dealing with a...

Gamma Knife Perfexion

Gamma Knife is the most advanced radiosurgical tool available to treat a variety of brain lesions and disorders, including cancers of the brain. An alternative to invasive surgery, Gamma Knife Perfexion used at the Gamma Knife Center of Oregon focuses 192 independent beams of radiation on a single, precisely targeted location. With pinpoint accuracy, Gamma Knife can destroy tumors with no incisions, minimal blood loss and minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

Gastroenterology consult

A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The Providence ALS Center includes these...

Hospice animal assisted activity volunteer

Volunteers who have completed the Delta Society Animal-Assisted Therapy and Education program with their pets are assigned by the volunteer...

Long-term EEG monitoring

A diagnostic test called an electroencephalogram, or EEG, can help determine if a patient is having seizures. An EEG is a test that records...

Lower back pain exam

Your doctor will begin by asking questions about your medical history, your symptoms, and your work and physical activities. He or she will also do...

Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA)

A magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of blood vessels inside the body. It is...

Medications for Parkinson's disease patients

There are several powerful medications that can help control tremors, stiffness and slow or unsteady movements caused by Parkinson’s disease. These...

Minimally invasive procedures

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions. 

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions. 

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a simple, painless procedure. It uses a strong magnet and radio waves to produce high-quality pictures of...

Myelogram

A myelogram uses a special dye (contrast material) and X-rays (fluoroscopy) to make pictures of the bones and the fluid-filled space (subarachnoid...

Neuropsychological testing

You may be asked to have a neuropsychological evaluation if your doctor needs help in diagnosing your condition. A clinical neuropsychologist has...

Nutritional evaluation and counseling

Providence Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Program dietitians interview patients, review laboratory data and complete an assessment to determine...

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is treatment to help people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who,...

Physical therapy

Physical therapy provides services for people of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, when medical problems or other health-related...

Positron emission tomography

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a test that uses a special type of camera and a tracer (radioactive chemical) to look at organs in the body....

Pulmonology

A pulmonologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats respiratory problems. The Providence ALS Center includes a team of pulmonologists who...

Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex testing (QSART)

The quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test measures the amount of sweat that is produced near a nerve. The sweat glands are stimulated by the application of a small amount of electrical stimulation on the skin. You may be asked to have this test if your doctor needs additional information to diagnose you with a peripheral nerve disorder. 

Radiation therapy

External beam radiation therapy treatment, also called x-ray therapy, is directed at the tumor from a machine located away from your body, usually...

Radiology

X-rays are a form of radiation, like light or radio waves, that can be focused into a beam, much like a flashlight beam. Unlike a beam of light,...

Respiratory therapy

Respiratory therapists are involved in the assessment and treatment of breathing disorders. They help monitor breathing, optimize lung function,...

Speech-language pathology

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent speech, language and communication disorders. Speech-language pathologists...

Spinal fusion (arthrodesis)

Spinal fusion (arthrodesis) is a surgical procedure that joins, or fuses, two or more vertebrae. Spinal fusion is major surgery, usually lasting...

Spinal X-ray

Spinal X-rays are pictures of the spine to find injuries or diseases that affect the disks or joints in the spine. These include spinal fractures,...

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a type of radiation therapy that uses a rigid head frame attached to the skull to aim high-dose radiation beams...

Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome

Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome are treated without surgery. Surgery is considered only when: Symptoms have not improved after a long...

Surgical clipping

This surgery involves placing a small metal clip around the base of the aneurysm to isolate it from normal blood circulation. This decreases the...

Tai Chi class

Tai chi can help you improve your balance and reduce your risk of falls. Check with your doctor first.

Thrombolytic or 'clot busting' drugs

Thrombolytic or "clot-busting" drugs offer an emergency treatment option for some people who are having a stroke. 

Transcranial Doppler studies

A transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) may be used in children with sickle cell disease to evaluate their risk of stroke. In adults, TCD can be...

Vagal nerve stimulator

Similar to a pacemaker, a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) is a small device implanted under the skin near your collarbone.

Vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are surgeries that relieve pain from compression fractures of the spine due to osteoporosis, tumors or other conditions.

WADA testing

Your doctor may ask you to have a Wada test if you are a candidate for epilepsy surgery.  The Wada test checks to see which side of your brain is...