Trusted, Comprehensive Neuro Care
When you or a loved one needs care for a brain, spine or nerve condition or injury, you can count on the skilled and caring team at Wellstar Kennestone. With comprehensive treatment for all types of neurological conditions, from more minor to the most complex, we’ve got you covered when you need us most.
Kennestone Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center as well as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, one of only five such programs in the state of Georgia. With the highest level of cerebrovascular and neurocritical care, we’re the leading provider of stroke and aneurysm services in North Georgia. We’re also part of the largest Joint Commission Certified Stroke Network in the state, so we’re ready around the clock to support you or your loved one at the most critical of times, when every second counts.
The good health of our Marietta community is always on our mind. We offer individualized, responsive care for every type of neurological condition, including stroke, aneurysm, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraine and headache disorders, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy and more.
When you or someone you love experiences a stroke, experts say “time is brain.” That’s why we ensure you meet with a fellowship-trained vascular neurologist who specializes in stroke care within minutes of your arrival.
A Renowned TeamThe dedicated neurosurgeons, neurointensivists and vascular stroke neurologists at Wellstar Kennestone Medical Center are all board-certified and fellowship trained. They use their decades of combined experience to assess, treat and assist in their patients' recovery from challenging neurological conditions. With top ratings from patients as well as global and national organizations like The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association you always have access to expert neuro care and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A Multidisciplinary ApproachAt Wellstar, we see over 680,000 emergency neuro patients each year, each with unique needs and challenges. Management of challenging neurological cases takes the know-how of physicians from many areas of medicine. That’s why we take a team approach to care. Working together, our providers can create a treatment plan that addresses every aspect of your health. Wellstar and Mayo Clinic are working together to improve the delivery of healthcare. Through our collaboration, Wellstar combines the wisdom of Mayo with the expertise of Wellstar to offer the best care and treatment plans for even the most complicated diagnoses. As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, physicians at Wellstar can request consults with Mayo Clinic specialists on complex cases at any time. The best part? This service is offered at no cost to our patients.
Advanced Treatment & TechnologyAt Wellstar, we invest in state-of-the-art technology to offer leading neurological treatments that benefit patients. Our commitment to providing this advanced level of care has earned us accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Wellstone Kennestone is:
- The only hospital in Atlanta with two CyberKnife radiosurgery robots, which deliver high-dose radiation to tumors with pinpoint precision and without incisions.
- Equipped to serve you with Optune technology, which involves a portable, wearable device which breaks down the DNA in brain tumors for patients with glioblastoma multiforme.
- One of only four programs in Georgia to offer minimally invasive neuroendovascular treatment as an alternative to more invasive thrombectomy methods.
- Pleased to offer artificial intelligence/EEG monitoring, which gives our neurologists around-the-clock EEG readings for patients.
- Proud that our patients can benefit from neurointerventional biplane imaging, which shows our specialists detailed, 3D views of blood vessels in the brain to help them pinpoint clots and customize care in real time.
Fast Track from ER to Specialized CareWhen you have to make a trip to the ER, you want to know that you’ll get urgent and compassionate attention. When you come to Wellstar Kennestone for emergency stroke care, you will meet a vascular neurohospitalist that has been fellowship trained to treat strokes quickly. No matter which Wellstar location you visit, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our entire network working together.
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Neuro CareWhen you experience impaired cognition, headaches, back or neck pain, tumors, movement disorders or other conditions of the brain or spine, Wellstar’s team of board-certified neurologists use their world-class training to create individualized care plans that focus on your unique needs. Our combined decades of experience cover the entire spectrum of neurological conditions, including:
Neurological, Spine and Cerebrovascular NeurosurgeryAt Wellstar, we take brain and spine surgery seriously. Each year, our expert neurosurgeons perform one of the nation’s largest volumes of thrombectomies for strokes. Wellstar is also a leader in spine surgeries, treating patients with conditions such as herniated discs, arthritis, scoliosis and spinal deformities. When non-invasive treatments prove unsuccessful, you can count on Kennestone’s team to provide the highest level of neurosurgical care. Performing a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures and complex surgeries, each board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon specializes in a different area, often collaborating with each other for the best patient outcomes. When you need surgery for a neurological condition, our neurosurgeons are ready with the high level of skill, state-of-the-art technology and exceptional support resources you deserve. Our neurosurgeons are trained an average of eight to nine years to achieve results while protecting the spinal cord, nerves and brain. Our spinal surgery programs are accredited Programs of Excellence by Aetna and Blue Cross. We know that being diagnosed with a neurological condition and the prospect of surgery can be overwhelming. That’s why we work tirelessly to support every step of your journey — even beyond the operating room.
Stroke CareWellstar Kennestone Hospital offers the highest level of care for complex strokes and aneurysms. That means you don’t have to go far for the best and safest cerebrovascular and neurocritical care. Our 23-bed Neuro Intensive Care Unit is equipped to handle the most complex stroke cases. Assessing over 4,000 patients each year for stroke and nationally recognized with Beacon Awards for Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, our renowned neurocritical care physicians, neurologists and nurses are one of only a small number of teams in Georgia who hold this distinction. After a stroke, you may need follow-up care including neuro rehabilitation to ensure you’re getting back to living your best life. The Wellstar network includes three neurology-focused rehabilitation centers, and the Kennestone stroke rehab team has access to all the resources you need to make a smooth transition from the hospital to your home. With programs that cover daily activities like how to bathe, cook, get around the house safely, and how to drive, our focus is on getting you back to the life you love.
Brain & Spine Tumor Cancer CareReceiving a diagnosis of a brain or spine tumor affects everyone differently. At Wellstar, we understand your concern and will be by your side with the expert care, support and resources you need for every step of the journey. Treating over 200 brain tumor patients a year, we know the importance of an early diagnosis followed by prompt decisions about treatment plans. That’s why the team at the Wellstar Brain & Spine Tumor STAT Clinic works with patients with nervous system tumors to get their treatment plans in place quickly. Known for our innovative Specialty Teams & Treatments (STAT) Clinic model, which is different from traditional diagnosis and care for brain and spine tumors, we work hard to collaborate across specialties to ensure the most urgent, patient-centric diagnosis and treatment experience. While patients and their families typically spend weeks making appointments and visiting different specialists across town — only to be left alone to navigate many different recommendations and choose a course of treatment — patients with brain and spine tumors can be evaluated by three board-certified specialists and only need one set of imaging and tests. Our tight-knit team of highly skilled specialists, which includes a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and neurosurgeon, collaborate and offer patients a unified treatment plan recommendation. During treatment, having the right people at your side can make what feels overwhelming manageable. Wellstar’s nurse navigators foster communication between patients and their team of specialists. From emotional support to finding the follow-up care you need, they’ll be at your side at every step and can connect you to the medical professionals you need, including registered dietitians, counselors and social workers. We also partner closely with select local and national partners to give patients access to the latest clinical trials. This includes our role as the first health care system in Georgia to become a member of the Mayo Care Network. Their experts are available for online consultations on complex cases at no additional cost to patients.
Neuroradiology & Advanced ImagingAt Wellstar Kennestone, we offer all the imaging resources needed to quickly and accurately diagnose neurological conditions and then determine the best course of treatment. Diagnostic testing for neurological conditions may include:
Pain TreatmentWhen you’re experiencing lower back pain, we’re here to help with effective personalized pain solutions with an emphasis on non-surgical therapies. Pain can be a complex medical problem. That’s why our pain medicine doctors rely on a variety of pain management methods to help reduce your complex pain, help you improve function and get you back to living your best life. Your treatment plan may include a single approach or a combination of techniques.
Neuro RehabilitationAt a Wellstar patient, you can count on best-in-class inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation clinics to help you become as independent as possible after experiencing a stroke or aneurysm that results in disability — and at Kennestone, both programs are dual CARF accredited in adult medical and stroke specialties. Your multidisciplinary rehabilitation team will likely include physical & rehabilitative medicine physicians, neurological physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, neuropsychologists, case managers and even music therapists. From state-of-the-art InMotion robot therapy to help re-educate your muscles at high repetition with game play to Dynavision to provide you a challenging but fun way to improve cognition, balance, perception and hand-eye coordination, we use today’s best technologies to help you heal.
Marietta, GA 30060
Marietta, GA 30060
Marietta, GA 30060