Neurosciences Center

Just as your brain and spine are command central for your entire body, Shore's Neurosciences Center is the region's command central for treating disorders of the brain, spine, peripheral nerves and muscles.

Shore Medical Center is proud to be Certified by The Joint Commission for Disease Specific Care as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, earning the organization's Gold Seal of Approval™ for strict adherence to national standards and guidelines that help diagnose and treat stroke patients faster and with better outcomes. Using today's advanced technology, including leading-edge computer-assisted image guidance and microsurgical instrumentation, Shore's board certified neurosurgeons, neurologists, specially trained nurses and technical staff are able to diagnose and treat neurological injuries and disorders with amazing precision.

And, as always, this extraordinary high-tech care is delivered with the caring touch you expect from Shore Medical Center.  As a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, we are able to further enhance the level of care to area residents, including providing access to clinical trials. Specialists from both institutions collaborate using a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Highly complex cases can be referred to Jefferson with accuracy and speed, aided by a seamless interchange of information. Aftercare for these special cases can often be supervised by Shore Medical Center specialists. It is this team approach that provides unmatched services and a sophisticated level of care to our community.

Facilities & Special Technology

The Neurosciences Center at Shore Medical Center has 30 inpatient beds with certified, highly-trained nurses and support staff to care for the special needs of patients with neurological disorders.

The center provides neurologists and neurosurgeons with leading-edge technology comparable to metropolitan medical centers:

  • Critical care monitoring in each room.
  • Toshiba Aquilion 16 CT Scanner providing high quality, high speed images for rapid diagnosis -- especially useful in trauma and stroke.
  • Siemens Magnetom Symphony 1.5T MRI with advanced clinical capabilities, including high resolution 3D thin-slice imaging -- especially useful for neurological applications.
  • Advanced surgical instrumentation and global positioning technology for brain and spine surgery
Treatment

The resources of the Shore Neurosciences Center enable specialists to address a wide range of neurological disorders:

  • Spinal fracture and complex spine disorders
  • Spinal disc injuries – including groundbreaking artificial disc replacement
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysms and vascular malformations
  • Migraine headaches
  • Tumors of the brain, spine, soft tissues and bones of the head, upper face, pituitary and sinuses
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Tramautic brain injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Huntington disease
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Metabolic neuropathies and cramps
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myotonic dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Polio and post-polio syndrome
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Spinocerebell or degeneration
  • Hereditary spastic paraparesis
  • Olivoponto cerebellar degeneration
  • Dystonia
  • Alztheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Mitochonodrial disorders