Neurology at TSRHC
The Neurology department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children provides care for orthopedic patients who also have related neurological disorders and neuromuscular diseases. Because a physical orthopedic condition can be the result of an underlying neurological disorder, patients admitted to the hospital's orthopedic clinic may be referred to the Neurology department as well.
Conditions We Treat
TSRHC's neurology team provides care (limited to related orthopedic conditions) for patients also diagnosed with developmental delay, cerebral palsy, brain malformations, epilepsy and other conditions due to brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve abnormalities. Specialized clinics have been developed to treat children with childhood motor disorders, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), holoprosencephaly (HPE) and hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP).
In 1990, TSRHC created a tuberous sclerosis complex clinic to provide proactive patient care involving the child's family and the medical team. The clinic is a model for TSC clinics nationwide. Since 1999, TSRHC has developed and maintained an international registry and a national database to collect information on patients with HPE. Our HPE clinic is one of three clinical centers of excellence supported by the Carter Centers for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations. In collaboration with major universities around the country, TSRHC has created a consortium focused on childhood motor disorders.
Research and Professional Training
TSRHC's Neurology department is actively involved in research regarding management of a variety of nervous system problems. This research has led to innovative treatments for children with brain and nerve disorders.
TSRHC is committed to improving health care through its professional training programs. Residents and fellows from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School train with our Neurology team and contribute to the department's research efforts.
Becoming a Patient
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, located in Dallas, uses several criteria to determine a patient's eligibility. For more information on becoming a patient or referring a patient, contact our Patient Access department at (214) 559-7477 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7477.