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Norton Neuroscience Institute Treatments

Neurosurgery and Neurology Expertise Close to Home

More people in Louisville and Southern Indiana entrust care of their nervous system to Norton Neuroscience Institute than anyone else in the area.

Norton Neuroscience Institute specialists determine whether to use the newest treatments or established approaches to address a comprehensive range of conditions including stroke, tumors, epilepsy, headaches, memory issues, multiple sclerosis, spinal conditions and other concerns.

Our providers from across various specialties work collaboratively, often in the same multidisciplinary clinic, so patients benefit from a range of opinions for their care and can schedule multiple appointments for the same visit.

Brain tumor treatment. The Brain Tumor Center, a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Cancer Institute, brings together multiple specialists with unique skills to offer opinions to raise the level of brain tumor care. With same-day appointments and the experience that comes with leading research into new treatments, the Brain Tumor Center offers fast, quality care.

Deep brain stimulation. As a leading center for deep brain stimulation treatment, Norton Neuroscience Institute has neurosurgeons who are advancing care for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Electrodes placed in the brain — at the precise spot that can provide relief — deliver low-voltage electrical pulses that interrupt the signals that generate tremors and other bothersome movements.

Epilepsy and seizure treatment. Designated as a Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, Norton Neuroscience Institute has been recognized as providing the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Headache and migraine treatment. Having three board-certified headache specialist physicians and four specialized advanced practice providers means our patients benefit from new headache and migraine treatments and thorough research of new medications.


Stroke. No matter where you are in Louisville, Southern Indiana or the broader region when stroke symptoms occur, Norton Neuroscience Institute is ready to provide award-winning care. Our stroke care system is the region’s largest, standing by around the clock to activate a well-rehearsed response to deliver brain- and life-saving care.

Transcarotid artery revascularization. This procedure is an alternative to open surgery for certain patients at risk of stroke due to blockages in their neck arteries. The procedure is designed to keep potential stroke fragments away from the brain during the revascularization.

Care That’s Focused on You

  • We operate Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center — the area’s only center dedicated to helping you and your family navigate your lives after a stroke. The Norton Healthcare Foundation funds this important service, so patients don’t need to pay.
  • We have dedicated patient navigators who can help with transportation, schedule follow-up appointments and confirm that you can afford prescriptions.
  • We provide support groups and exercise classes, develop customized diet plans and can help with issues such as access to disability assistance, housing, and financial and employment advice.
  • At Norton Neuroscience Institute, we want to help you get better as well as prevent you from getting sick in the first place. Get help quitting smoking and learn the signs of stroke
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

About Norton Neuroscience Institute

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek treatment from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized neurologists and neurosurgeons than any other provider in the area.

  • We have more than 75 medical, surgical and research specialists dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • We use advanced minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment that speeds your recovery and minimizes pain.
  • Our multidisciplinary clinics offer easy access to specialists in oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics,  and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare has the largest network of accredited stroke centers in the area.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, providing the highest level treatment of serious stroke events.
    • The Joint Commission has certified Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital as Primary Stroke Centers and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and managing their disease.
  • We are nationally recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a Top 100 neurosurgery and spine program.
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