Vanderbilt Neurosciences offers a wide range of specialty programs to treat your brain, spine or central nervous system disorders. Whether you need routine care or a complex surgery, you will benefit from the expertise of many different specialists focused on providing you the best care available.

Neurosciences Care: Why Choose Vanderbilt

At Vanderbilt, we offer: 

  • Recognized expertise: U.S. News and World Report lists Vanderbilt among the nation's top-performing programs in Neurology and Neurosurgery. We are the #1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville. Vanderbilt is the only Level 4 Epilepsy Center for adults in Tennessee, accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. We are also recognized as an Advanced Certification Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. This designation means we excel at treating the most complex stroke and cerebrovascular cases.
  • Highly skilled doctors: Our neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and other specialists receive extensive training in their specialties. This makes them uniquely qualified to manage your diagnosis and develop an effective, personalized care plan for you.
  • Patient-centered services: We offer ongoing support services to ensure you find the support you need to feel better, physically and mentally. In many of our specialized programs, our patient care coordinators can help you obtain medical records, schedule appointments, address questions or concerns and assist with lodging. We can also connect you to support groups or other community resources.
  • Advanced research: As the only academic medical center in Middle Tennessee, we have a team of researchers dedicated to the study of neurological conditions to pioneer new and more effective treatments. In fact, Vanderbilt was one of the first medical centers in the U.S. to implant and test deep brain stimulation (DBS), and we continue to be one of the most active academic medical centers performing DBS in the country.

Neurosciences: Conditions We Treat

We treat the full spectrum of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Ataxia
  • Brain cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Disequilibrium
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Frequent falls
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal tumors
  • Stroke
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Vertigo

Neurosciences: Tests We Offer

At Vanderbilt, our specialists may recommend one or more tests to inform your diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Tests may include:

  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)/video monitoring
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Ictal single photon emissions computer tomography (SPECT)
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Nerve conduction velocity test
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging
  • Transcranial doppler
  • Wada test

Neurosciences: Treatments We Offer

Our doctors offer a full range of treatments, including:

  • Medication
  • Dietary therapies
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Clinical trials
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation

Neurosciences: Locations

Vanderbilt Neurosciences has locations throughout the Greater Nashville area, so you can find care close to home. We have locations in Franklin, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Nashville and Spring Hill. To find a location closest to you, visit our Neurosciences Locations page.

For an appointment, we will need a referral from your doctor’s office.