• Neuroscience

    Advanced brain and spine care

    The field of neuroscience is dedicated to the research and treatment of a variety of disorders in the brain and nervous system. You can take comfort in knowing Wellmont Health System’s board-certified physicians treat and diagnose a wide range of nerve and neurologic conditions by partnering with the best physicians in the community, so you don’t have to travel far to receive high quality neuroscience care.

    Why should you choose Wellmont’s neuroscience programs and services?

    Both Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center have received awards for their neuroscience programs. Holston Valley was ranked by CareChex in the top 100 hospitals in the nation and top 10 percent in nation for neuroscience care. Bristol Regional ranked first in the market for major neuro-surgery, and both hospitals received awards in patient safety and medical excellence.

    This year, the hospitals were recognized by BlueCross BlueShield as Blue Distinction Centers for spine surgery. And last year, both Bristol Regional and Holston Valley were designated by UnitedHealth as a Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center. 

    And to effectively diagnose and treat neurologic disorders, Wellmont board-certified neurologists, physicians and other experts perform a variety of studies.

    • Behavioral studies explore the causes of peoples’ actions.
    • System-level studies focus on different aspects of the nervous system, including vision, speech and hearing.
    • Local circuit-level studies help determine how specific groups of nerve cells function.
    • Synapse-level studies explore how connections are made within the brain.
    • Genetic-level studies focus on the basic building blocks of how individuals develop and function.
    • Sleep studies research and diagnose sleep disorders, which can be treated in sleep labs throughout Wellmont.

    What neuroscience programs and services does Wellmont offer?

    Programs and services offered by Wellmont's neuroscience program include several decompression options, including diskectomy, laminectomy and spinal fusionthat can be performed microscopically or open. In these procedures, the bone over the nerves and spinal canal are removed to take away the pressure. Wellmont also actively contributes to ongoing research in the field of neuroscience, helping pave the way to future advancements in neurology and neurologic treatment solutions.

    The road to recovery from neurologic and nerve disorders or surgery can also be a challenging one. Wellmont provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and therapy services.

    Certified physical therapists help patients regain strength and mobility, while certified occupational therapists help patients regain the ability to perform everyday tasks. Wellmont also helps provide community support through outreach programs, classes, screenings and support groups.

      What neuroscience conditions does Wellmont treat?

      Each person’s body contains a vast neurological network – consisting of the brain, spine and central nervous system – that makes diagnosing and treating neurologic and nerve disorders an extremely complex area of medicine.

      Wellmont’s neurologists and neurosurgeons are some of the best and most experienced in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, providing superior care and treatment for a variety of common neurological disorders.

      For more information on conditions not listed here or to research and better understand an illness, check out our health library.

      Where are Wellmont’s neuroscience facilities located?

      Wellmont’s neuroscience services are offered in several locations in Kingsport and Bristol. We currently partner with five difference locations in Kingsport:

      And three locations in Bristol:

      How do I get started?

      If you have questions about Wellmont's neuroscience services, please speak with your primary care provider or contact us.