Partnering with you to achieve optimal brain health.
The physicians and clinical providers with ECU Health diagnose and treat surgical diseases of the complete nervous system — brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Innovative techniques, coupled with years of experience and dedication, yield skill, knowledge and the best possible patient care.
ECU Health’s neurology team includes experts in the treatment of neurological disorders, including chronic headache, cerebral palsy, stroke, seizure disorders like epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathies, muscle diseases and tumors of the brain and spine.
We are working to make neurology services more accessible, with a number of new neurologists arriving in Greenville over the next few months including specialists in headache, epilepsy and other conditions.
Many neurological conditions are extremely difficult to diagnose. Neurologists at ECU Health have access to the most up-to-date technology to assist them in making your diagnosis.
Whatever your diagnosis, our treatment goal is the same. We want to help you live the fullest life possible, free from debilitating symptoms, pain and other side effects caused by neurological disorders.
Stroke is a significant concern across the eastern North Carolina region. ECU Health has assembled the doctors and treatments you need for the best chance at meaningful recovery. ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville is the region’s only Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. ECU Health Duplin, ECU Health Edgecombe, ECU Health North and ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission; and ECU Health Bertie, ECU Health Chowan and The Outer Banks Hospital are certified as Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals by the Joint Commission. We are proud of our stroke system of care that meets or exceeds national standards. For you, this means high quality care for stroke and recovery, close to home.
How Are We Doing?
Overall compliance with American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Quality Measures above 85 percent
Serious complication rates for Carotid Endarterectomy are better than the national benchmark
Serious complication rates for Diagnostic Angiogram are better than the national benchmark
Headache is very common and collectively headache disorders are among the most common of the nervous system disorders. Headache affects people of all ages, races and socioeconomic status, but is more common in women. Some headaches are extremely debilitating and have significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. Only a small portion of headache disorders require specialist input. The vast majority can be effectively treated by a primary care physician with correct clinical diagnosis requiring no special investigation. Primary headache disorders – migraine, tension headache and cluster headache – constitute nearly 98% of all headaches.
If headache symptoms persist your primary care physician may refer you to a neurologist for specialized care.
A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. It can cause changes in your behavior, movements or feelings, and in levels of consciousness. ECU Health has fellowship trained epilepsy specialists available to those needing care for seizure disorders.
Jim Catfish Hunter ALS Clinic
The ALS Clinic at ECU Health Medical Center is one of only five multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the state and the only one in eastern North Carolina. The clinic is staffed by a team of physicians and representatives from social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, nursing, psychology and nutrition.
Our team provides a comprehensive approach to treating ALS and works to slow the progression of the disease. We are committed to looking for new and innovative ways to treat ALS and improve the quality of life for people living with this ALS.
Learn more about ECU Health’s ALS Clinic.