Good Samaritan Hospital has received wide acclaim for our San Jose neurosciences program. We treat some of the most serious neurological disorders, such as strokes, epilepsy and spinal cord conditions. Our department is accredited as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and is recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
Neuroscience involves the study of the nervous system and parts of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. We offer the following services in our department:
- Neuro-interventional surgery
- Spine surgery
- Deep brain stimulation
- Neurovascular surgery
Deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a treatment for movement symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including shaking, stiffness and difficulty moving. Dr. Khan, of Good Samaritan Hospital, is the only doctor in the entire South Bay that performs this neurological procedure. This procedure uses electrical stimulation and implants to treat complicated diseases like Parkinson’s. He is assisted by Neng Huang, a neurologist who is also on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Minimally invasive surgeries, such as neuroendovascular surgeries, have lower rates of complication and patients can recover more quickly than with traditional forms of surgery. Our use of this technology has allowed us to advance our skills in order to combat a wide variety of neurological diseases.
When it comes to procedures on the brain or spine, having a delicate touch means the procedure will often be less disruption. This is crucial when treating highly complex diseases, such as brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas and strokes. This can be done by threading small wires and catheters through arteries and veins.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Hemangiomas or venolymphatic malformations
- Carotid artery disease
- Arteriovenous fistula (AVF)
- Central retinal artery occlusion
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Venous thrombosis in the brain
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Cavernous malformation