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Get personalized brain and spine care from neurologists and neurosurgeons at Ascension St. John in Oklahoma.

If you or a loved one is having back and neck pain, numbness, difficulty sleeping, migraines or problems remembering, don’t wait until symptoms get worse. If you have a diagnosis and are looking for a second opinion or advanced surgical care, talk with a doctor who’s right for you.

When you choose Ascension St. John, you will find a team of doctors who specialize in neurological disorders that affect your brain, spine and nerves. Your neurologists and neurosurgeons work with a team of brain and spine specialists from across the country, sharing best practices, knowledge and research – bringing the best of our integrated national network of care, close to home. We have the expertise to help find the cause of your symptoms and deliver a personalized care plan.

Every appointment with your neurologist starts with a conversation. Your doctor will take the time to answer all your questions — big and small. As your care needs change, we’re ready with the care that’s right for you, helping relieve pain, improve movement and manage symptoms, so that you can feel more like you again.


Comprehensive care for brain, spine and nerve conditions

Your care starts with a thorough evaluation to help your doctor determine the cause of your symptoms. Getting the right treatment as early as possible can often make a difference in your recovery and care moving forward. Tell your doctor about how symptoms such as pain are affecting your life and the activities you enjoy. From diagnostic testing and advanced treatment options to surgical care, chronic disease management and rehabilitation, all the care you need is close to home for conditions including:

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain injury and concussion
  • Brain tumors
  • Aneurysms
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Fibromyalgia, chronic muscle pain and fatigue
  • Fistula
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Head, nerve and back pain
  • Movement disorders, including tremors and Parkinson’s
  • Neurovascular
  • Stroke
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (pain on the side of your face)
  • Other neuromuscular disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and ALS

Your care may require additional tests and imaging, pharmacy or specialists – we connect you to the right specialists and services. And your care team will stay connected throughout your ongoing care. Ask your doctor about virtual (online) visits for your follow-up care.

Ascension St. John also provides dedicated neurorehabilitation services to help improve your quality of life after a stroke, brain or spine injury. Your physical therapists (PT) specialize in treatments for nerve damage to help you manage symptoms from a neuromuscular disease, such as Parkinson’s or peripheral neuropathy.

Surgical care for brain, spine and nerve conditions

Surgery is rarely the first option. But if it is recommended as part of your care, experienced neurosurgeons at Ascension St. John develop a highly specialized, advanced surgical treatment plan, customized for you. And whenever possible, they use minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted technology to help shorten your recovery. Neurosurgeons specialize in neurosurgical procedures, including:

  • Brain and spinal tumor surgery
  • Bypass surgery
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  • Chiari decompression
  • Corrective spine surgery for herniated disc, spinal stenosis, scoliosis and more
  • Deep brain stimulation surgery
  • Nerve decompression for migraines

From pre-surgery to your rehabilitation care, we connect the dots for you. And whether you’ll be recovering at home or in our hospital’s neuro-intensive care recovery unit, our care teams deliver comprehensive care for all your needs after a neurosurgical procedure.


Get a second opinion from a neurology specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension St. John. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan.

When you are facing a new diagnosis or experiencing new symptoms, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic or surgical treatment plans. Our team of highly experienced neurologists and neurosurgeons can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.


Insurance coverage for brain, spine and nerve procedures

Talk with your insurance provider about options for having an outpatient surgery, such as spine surgery. Brain and spine surgery may be covered by various insurance plans as well as Medicare. First, you need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon.

Find a location near you

Ascension St. John Heyman Stroke Center
1923 S. Utica Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Ascension Medical Group St. John Neurology and Stroke Care Tulsa
2000 S. Wheeling Ave., Suite 701
Tulsa, OK 74104

Ascension Medical Group St. John Neurosurgery
2000 S. Wheeling Ave., Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74014

Ascension Medical Group St. John Neurosurgery Bartlesville
224 SE DeBell Ave.
Bartlesville, OK 74006

Ascension Medical Group St. John Neurology and Stroke Care Bartlesville
226 SE DeBell Ave., Building B
Bartlesville, OK 74006

If you experience a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.