Neurological Care

Doctors Medical Center is the only comprehensive stroke center in the region, from Sacramento to Bakersfield. Our rapid response team can rapidly implement synchronized stroke alert protocols, significantly improving patient outcomes.

Our dedicated Neuro Critical Care Unit treats more than just strokes. Our Neuro Critical Care Nurses are certified in Trauma Nursing Care, Pediatrics Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.

The neurosurgeons of the Darroch Brain and Spine Institute are trained in diagnosing and treating all types of back, spine, or neurological pains, conditions, or injuries. We employ Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease, treat aneurysms and much more.

The following list is just a small sample of neurological conditions we treat:

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain tumor
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Cavernous angioma
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Cerebral concussion/contusion
  • Chiari malformations
  • Concussion
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Head injury
  • Migraines/Headache
  • Pituitary tumor treatment
  • Seizures
  • Skull fracture
  • Stroke (hemorrhagic)
  • Stroke (ischemic)
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage (traumatic)
  • Subdural hematoma (acute and chronic)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Treatment of degenerative disorders
  • Treatment or removal of tumors
  • Tremors

Spinal Care

When surgery is unavoidable, the Darroch Brain and Spine Institute uses state-of-the-art facilities at Doctors Medical Center, the region’s first Level II Trauma Center and a Blue Shield of California Distinction Center for spine surgery. Our specialized, minimally invasive spine surgery offers proven benefits in treating herniated discs, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis (narrowing), fractures, spinal deformity, infections, or tumors.

Minimally invasive spinal surgery may offer some of the following benefits:

  • A smaller incision, with minimal scarring
  • Minimal risk of damage to muscles, bones, discs, nerves, or blood vessels
  • Less pain after the procedure
  • More rapid recovery

The following list is just a small sample of spinal conditions we treat:

  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Back pain
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine treatments
  • Complex spinal injuries
  • Disc degeneration
  • Discitis
  • Fractures
  • Herniated disc
  • Herniated disk repair
  • Infections or tumors
  • Management of spine trauma
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis counseling and treatment
  • Resolution of spinal infections
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida treatments
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal deformity correction
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal stenosis treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Treatment of degenerative disorders

Interventional Pain Management

Living with pain is serious - and it should be treated that way. When you're suffering from back and neck pain, it's hard to do the things you love. Our non-surgical treatments include guided exercise, medication, braces, traction, acupuncture, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

The following list is just a small sample of conditions and treatments we offer:

  • Back pain
  • DRG spinal fusion
  • Kyphoplasty for compression fractures
  • Lumbar occipital nerve block
  • Lumbar sympathetic nerve block
  • Lumbar trigeminal nerve block
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain pumps for movement disorders
  • Pain pumps for spasticity
  • Pain pumps for spinal cord injury
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Spinal cord stimulator implant
  • Spinal injections for mechanical pain
  • Spinal injections for radicular pain
  • Vertebroplasty for compression fractures