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Henry Ford Neurosciences

Henry Ford Neurosciences offers world-class care close to home. Our experts deliver leading therapies, some of which are not widely available. And we have been advancing the field through research for decades. Our patients come to us from across Michigan and around the world for the latest treatment available.

Henry Ford Neurosciences: Why choose us?

When it comes to complex conditions of the brain and spine, you need a team of experts working for you. At Henry Ford, you receive care from highly skilled neurologists and neurosurgeons. Some of our experts are internationally renowned. All our specialists deliver trusted care and give you the attention you deserve. These capabilities help us maximize quality of life for people with ALS, MS, stubborn headaches, epilepsy and more.

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Neuroscience innovation at Henry Ford

Henry Ford is home to specialty programs that use leading methods to evaluate and treat neurological disorders. Our active role in research and clinical trials gives you access to new care methods, often years before they become standard practice.

Highlights of our programs and their contributions to the field include:

  • Cerebrovascular Center: In the 1980s, our program was the first in the region delivering specialized care for conditions affecting blood vessels in the brain. Our discoveries in this area have earned Henry Ford international recognition.
  • Epilepsy Center: Henry Ford was the first program in Michigan to offer deep brain stimulation (DBS) for epilepsy. This treatment uses an implantable device to quiet brain activity that causes seizures.
  • Headache and Facial Pain Center: We offer clinical trials exploring new medications for headaches that do not respond to standard therapies. You have access to the full range of services, including injections, infusions and procedures.
  • Hermelin Brain Tumor Center: As a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, we offer access to clinical trials that are only available in select programs nationwide.
  • Movement Disorders Center: Henry Ford was the first program in the US offering the Vercise Genus™ deep brain stimulation system for Parkinson's disease. This device delivers focused electrical signals to the brain, helping patients achieve better symptom control.
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases Center: Our commitment to care excellence has earned recognition from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The ALS Association, and more.
  • Neurosurgery: We were the first program in Michigan to use intraoperative imaging with MRI. This technique makes brain surgery safer and more precise.
  • Skull Base, Pituitary and Endoscopy Center: We are among a small number of programs in Michigan with experienced skull base experts.
  • Spine disorders and neurotrauma: Our collaborative team includes fellowship-trained doctors with advanced training in spine surgery and sports medicine. One of the busiest programs in Michigan, Henry Ford was the first to employ minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.
  • Stroke and Neurovascular Disease Center: Our team also includes one of the world’s first interventional neurologists. These specialists use minimally invasive techniques to remove clots that do not respond to clot-busting drugs.

For medical professionals

For rare and complex neurological disease treatment, doctors from across Michigan and surrounding states look to Henry Ford. Find out why and learn about medical education opportunities. Our Referring Physician Office provides concierge-style support for physicians to help their patients seamlessly get the specialized care they need.

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