Brain and Spine Tumor Program
The Baylor Scott & White Neuroscience Institute offers expert care for patients battling tumors of the brain and spine. In collaboration with the Baylor Scott & White Cancer Institute, the Brain and Spine Tumor Program provides advanced treatment for patients with brain tumors and neurologic complications of cancer.
Our Temple brain and spine tumor program team includes:
- Radiation oncologists
- Surgical oncologists
Most brain and spine tumor patients will be seen in the Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple
on the Temple campus. There, they meet with a team of physicians to determine the best treatment options.
Comprehensive Stroke Center
The stroke program at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by Joint Commission since 2010.
This distinction is given to centers that demonstrate their stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
Our Level III Epilepsy Center in Temple offers advanced epilepsy treatment options
Learn more about the Epilepsy Center
Plummer Movement Disorders Center
The Baylor Scott & White Plummer Movement Disorders Center (PMDC) is part of the division of Baylor Scott & White's Neurology Department within the Neuroscience Institute. The center offers a variety of treatments for patients suffering from movement disorders.
The full extent of a movement disorder may not be completely understood at first, but may be revealed with comprehensive medical evaluation and diagnostic testing.
Movement disorders also depend on a number of diagnostic tools, including:
- Patient’s complete health history
- Thorough neurological exam by a specialist
- Complete family history
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- TDAT scans (measure dopamine uptake in the brain)
Opciones de tratamiento
Baylor Scott & White offers a number of treatment options to provide relief from movement disorders symptoms, including:
- Medication to help control symptoms and manage depression or anxiety that may accompany the disorder
- Botox injections to relieve muscle contractions and spasms
- Lifestyle changes such as exercise, diet or stress management
- Supportive therapies including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
- Surgery, depending on the extent of the symptoms
- Deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure used to treat certain neurologic conditions. In this type of treatment, an electrode is implanted surgically into the deep brain structures that influence movement. The conditions most commonly treated with DBS are Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremors