Breakthroughs: accelerating progress in neurosciences through world-class research and patient-centered care
The Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute has an ambitious goal: To better understand the basic molecular workings of the brain and spine, and apply those discoveries to the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries.
Epilepsy: robot-assisted, minimally invasive brain surgery improves options to treat seizures
With support from ROSA computer-assisted navigation technology, our neurosurgeons can now reach precise areas of the brain that were inaccessible five or 10 years ago to treat conditions like epilepsy.
Stroke: endovascular rescue therapy advances care to save brain function
UT Southwestern’s Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center was among the first to offer endovascular rescue therapy in North Texas. Before it became the standard, our stroke team used the technique to stop the loss of brain cells resulting from “major” strokes.
Brain tumors: bridging scientific discoveries and the promise of world-class care
When other hospitals reach the end of their options, that’s where our Brain Tumor team begins. With the help of the only Gamma Knife Perfexion technology in North Texas, our neurosurgeons can offer a broader range of treatment strategies to patients with brain tumors.