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Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano

Plano Medical Centers TX 
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Conditions We Treat 

When you have a neurological or neurosurigcal condition, you want the best. At Baylor Plano, the neuroscience specialists on our medical staff provide advanced medical treatment for more than 30 neurological and neurosurgical conditions, including herniated disks, dementia, seizures, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, chronic headaches, and more.

Learn more about the neurological and neurosurgical conditions we treat.

Autoimmune Disorders

When your immune system works properly, it attacks the culprits that could cause infection. But for people with autoimmune disorders, the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. There are 150 different autoimmune diseases affecting up to 130 million people in the U.S.

Brain & Spine Tumors

A brain tumor can be a frightening diagnosis, but Baylor Plano offers patients a dedicated cancer unit with oncology-certified registered nurses. Neurointerventional radiologists on the Baylor Plano medical staff perform minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the brain and spine, including tumors. Neurosurgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Plano use the Stryker® Navigation System to perform brain surgeries more safely and effectively. 

The Stryker® system helps reach tumors deep within the brain, sparing nearby healthy tissue. It makes surgery on brain tumors safer, faster and more accurate. In some cases, it allows surgeons to operate on tumors that were previously considered inoperable.

Headaches & Migraines

While almost everyone experiences a headache on occasion, patients who suffer from chronic headaches know how debilitating they can be. There are several types of headaches, including migraine, cluster and tension headaches. Each type has specific triggers and levels of pain, and the neurology specialists on our medical staff can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. 

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

If you’ve tried conservative treatments for back and neck pain like physical therapy and medication, but are still in pain, then surgery may be an option. At Baylor Plano, surgeons offer minimally invasive spine surgery as an alternative to traditional, open surgery. Learn More

Seizures

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which the normal pattern of brain activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions and behaviors. It can also cause seizures that include convulsions, muscle spasms and even loss of consciousness. A variety of conditions, including illness, brain damage or abnormal brain development or wiring, can cause epilepsy. 

Sciatica

Many people between the ages of 30 and 50 experience sciatica, pain beginning in the lower back that radiates to the back of the thigh, and down the leg. Sciatica is often due to aging or an unexpected pressure on the vertebrae in your spine, such as a herniated disk that presses on the sciatic nerve, the primary nerve traveling through the legs. Other symptoms of sciatica include lack of feeling or muscle weakness in your leg or foot, tingling in the toes or foot, and loss of bladder or bowel control.

Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common spinal problem experienced by people over 50 and is associated with leg, buttock, groin and sometimes back pain.   

Other conditions we treat include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia 
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome  
  • Cerebral palsy  
  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke (same as stroke on last page)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy 
  • Coma
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Encephalitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Herniated disk
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Hydrocephalus and normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Lupus 
  • Lyme disease
  • Meningitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral nerve movement disorders
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)