Our Services

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors improve the function of nerve cells in the brain. They work by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called...

Acute rehabilitation services

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

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...

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...

Clinical psychotherapy

Our therapists provide treatment for the mental and emotional effects related to a number of conditions including multiple sclerosis.

Computed tomography (CT) scan

CT scans, also known as CAT scans, obtain multiple cross-sectional images of the body by using special X-rays and computer enhancement to create an...

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...

Deep brain stimulation

Our primary focus in treating movement disorders (Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia, Essential Tremor) and Epilepsy is to help patients maintain...

Disk arthroplasty

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

Endoscopic neurosurgery

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

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...

Evoked potentials

Evoked potentials are diagnostic tests that can help detect problems with the nerve pathways of the body. Patients are given a stimulus, and the...

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...

Eyes, ears, nose and throat exam

You may be asked to have a physical exam by a neuro-opthamologist or a neurotologist if your doctor needs help in diagnosing your condition related...

Gamma Knife Perfexion

Gamma Knife is one of the most advanced radiosurgical tools available to treat a variety of benign and malignant brain lesions and disorders, including brain cancers.

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

People that are interested in volunteering with their animal in our Animal Assisted Activities program are required to be certified by the Pet...

Hospice care

Providence Hospice provides expert, compassionate care for individuals as they face the end of life. We understand that each family is special....

Intraoperative MRI (IMRI)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is home to the world’s most advanced operating suite for brain tumors. With intraoperative magnetic...

Long-term skilled nursing care

Nursing homes can provide skilled nursing care up to 24 hours a day. All aspects of care are provided, including medical attention, medicine,...

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. 

Neuro biplane catheterization lab

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center are homes to highly advanced cranial procedure labs. In these labs,...

Neuro Urology/Rehab

Neuro urology rehabilitation is provided by physical therapists who work with male and female patients who have fecal and urinary incontinence.

Nutritional evaluation and counseling

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

Physical therapy

When medical problems or other health conditions limit your ability to move and function in your daily life, a physical therapist can help you...

Psychometric testing

During psychometric testing, you may be asked questions to understand how different parts of your brain are functioning. Commonly memory, language,...

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...

Respiratory therapy

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

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...

Thrombolytic or 'clot busting' drugs

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

Vagal nerve stimulator

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

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...