The Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center is home to the Advanced Neuroscience Center, a center of knowledge, expertise, and technological advancements for various neuro-related medical treatments. Our Center provides specialized neurological care to Kaiser Permanente members from throughout Northern California. Our Neuroscience Center is dedicated to advancing the latest techniques and available procedures to our members.
Our Neurosurgery Department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the central and peripheral nerve system. These include brain and spine tumors, complex spine diseases requiring surgery, vascular lesions, movement disorders and complex pain problems.
We use a multidisciplinary approach to provide care that combines the talents and expertise of clinicians from different specialties. Providing the best care possible is our highest priority. We are equipped with the latest technology and staffed with some of the field’s top clinicians.
Comprehensive Stroke Center
We provide primary and secondary stroke care for our patients based on the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association’s guidelines. We commit to provide the latest acute stroke therapies with a multidisciplinary approach. We share our stroke prevention resources with our communities and provide stroke survivor/caregiver support.
Our medical center has achieved Advanced Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission since 2016 which authorizes our hospital to perform advanced neuro-invasive procedures, and, for 11 years in a row, we have received a “Get With The Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award” from the American Heart Association for consistently treating heart and stroke patients according to evidence-based treatment standards.
The Redwood City Neurointerventional Radiology (INR) team diagnoses and treats disorders of the human nervous system. We have extensive experience performing embolization for vascular lesions and tumors, angioplasty and stenting of blood vessels and vertebroplasty to repair spinal fractures.
This department sees adult and some teenage patients by referral only from other physicians or nurse practitioners. Although we see patients for a number of neurologic symptoms and problems, we emphasize neurologic follow-up for the following conditions: multiple sclerosis, movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s Disease), seizure disorders, and neuromuscular diseases (e.g., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and muscular dystrophy). We work closely with primary care providers to assist in the diagnosis and management of common neurologic disorders, and provide emergency consultation if needed.
It started as a small tremor in her left little finger, but Darcy Blake knew it was Parkinson’s. The disease runs in Darcy’s family and it was one she knew all too well. Within three years of her diagnosis, Darcy was no longer able to hide her tremors, and the symptoms began taking a toll on her quality of life. See Darcy’s story.