Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has expanded its Neuroscience Center to offer comprehensive care and treatment for common to complex neurological conditions and spine disorders. With innovative technology and two newly appointed neurosurgeons, residents of Northwest Houston can now receive high-quality care for all their neurological health care needs in a convenient location.


“For many neurological and endovascular issues, time is of the essence, and having a hospital that offers comprehensive treatment right in your neighborhood can make a significant difference in outcome,” said Einar Bogason, MD, an endovascular neurosurgeon and medical director of neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Willowbrook.


The Houston Methodist Willowbrook Neuroscience Center is able to diagnose and treat common to complex conditions, including those that require surgical procedures. This includes advanced stroke care and thrombectomy; ruptured aneurysms; carotid disease; tumors in the brain, pituitary, and spine; degenerative spinal disease; cervical disc disease; minimally invasive spine surgery and more.


The neurosurgery team offers the latest in robotics and technology to allow for more precise procedures and faster recovery. Through intraoperative spatial positioning technology, the surgeons can align a patient with an exact point in space to make smaller incisions in spine cases. In vascular cases, a microscope with infrared capability helps illuminate the structural architecture of a patient’s circulatory system. And a bi-plane x-ray takes images from two angles to more accurately diagnose aneurysms.


“We are able to offer every patient a customized treatment plan through a team of experts that specialize in every stage of diagnosis, treatment and recovery,” said Matthew Robinson, MD, an endovascular neurosurgeon at Houston Methodist Willowbrook. “We have access to the entire toolbox, not only one or two specialized tools.”


To enhance the hospital’s existing neuroscience capabilities, Houston Methodist Willowbrook is expanding its outpatient neuroscience clinic to centralize neurology, neurosurgery and pain management into a single clinic. Opening in the second half of 2022, the new neuroscience clinic will complement the existing inpatient services and neuroscience intensive care unit (ICU), as well as the full suite of recovery and rehabilitation services.