Neurology & Neurosurgery

The Indiana University Health Neurology & Neurosurgery specialists provide dedicated care for the full range of brain and spine conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, back and neck pain, spinal stenosis, stroke and more.

At Indiana University Health West Hospital, our experienced team provides a wide range of options, from general neurology services—including electroencephalogram (EEG) testing—to specialized treatment for complex and rare diseases of the nervous system.

In addition, Indiana University Health West Hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center. Approximately 1,000 facilities or health systems in the United States are certified through the Joint Commision, and of those, only five are in Indiana. Watch the video as Paul George, NBA All-Star and stroke advocate, celebrates with IU Health West Hospital. 

With a stroke, time to treatment is critical. Indiana University Health West Hospital has the most experienced stroke specialists and advanced treatment options, leading to better outcomes for patients. Visit to learn more.

If you need spine surgery, you can be confident that the neurosurgical team at IU Health West Hospital will provide the best possible care for your condition. When the situation calls for advanced technology, your doctor may refer you to the Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center in Indianapolis. This leading edge facility, adjacent to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, provides specific programs and advanced technologies for complex diseases of the brain and spine.

As Indiana’s leader in neuroscience care, we treat thousands of patients each year, helping them live a healthier and more productive life. Part of our comprehensive care includes taking time to talk with you about your condition and the possible available treatments to get you back on a path to good health. We know you want relief, and we are committed to providing personalized, comprehensive care to treat and manage your neurological condition. 

Back & Neck Services

IU Health West Hospital helps patients with back and neck pain get to the right specialist, at the right time, while offering a coordinated process and timely communication with you and your primary care physician. IU Health West Hospital offers you a wide range of assessment and treatment options, from physical therapy to pain management and, in relatively rare instances, surgery.

Our physiatrist (a rehabilitation physician who treats injuries or illnesses that affect how you move) works in tandem with imaging services and rehabilitation services, as well as pain management, orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery specialists to ensure the highest quality of care, excellent outcomes and long-term results.

The physiatrist and the Care Guide (an individual who helps you navigate the evaluation and treatment process) function as a single contact point for patients. They coordinate imaging, lab and therapy appointments, as well as any interactions with physician specialists that may be necessary.

The Back & Neck Center at Indiana University Health West Hospital treats a broad spectrum of spine ailments, including patients with:

  • New onset neck/arm or back/leg pain for evaluation and definitive management
  • Studies with significant abnormalities, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and electromyography (EMG)
  • Painful compression fractures
  • Metastatic disease to the spine
  • Significant exacerbation of chronic neck or back pain
  • Symptoms of neurogenic claudication
  • Spine deformity including scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis
  • Recommendations for a surgical procedure for the spine and desire a second opinion

Our team at the Back & Neck Center at IU Health West Hospital handles the legwork. We communicate updates and results, and seek collaboration with your referring physician as needed to provide the most complete care and smoothest transition back to your primary physician's care following treatment.

Additional Contact Information

The Back & Neck Center at IU Health West is located at:
1115 N. Ronald Reagan Parkway
Suite 148
Avon, IN 46123