A Multidisciplinary Approach

When you seek healthcare services at The University of Kansas Health System, you'll find expertise that is both broad and deep. We offer subspecialty-trained physicians with unparalleled experience in their disciplines. We take a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure we address every aspect of a patient's physical, mental and emotional needs in a coordinated fashion.

This means our patients benefit from each specialist's focused expertise as well as their collaboration together. It is a strong advantage for patients striving to manage or overcome complex conditions.

Consider these examples:

  • A patient with epilepsy may require the combined experience of an epileptologist, neuropsychologist, neuroradiologist and neurosurgeon to achieve seizure freedom.

  • A patient battling a brain tumor may require a care team including an oncologist, neurosurgeon, interventional radiologist, neuroradiologist, neuropathologist and anesthesiologist.

  • A patient facing a stroke may require the specialized capabilities of a stroke neurologist, neurointerventionalist, rehabilitation specialist and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

At The University of Kansas Health System, these skilled resources are available under a single roof. Each offers some of the nation's best clinical experience and is poised to work collaboratively with colleagues to give every patient the best opportunity to triumph over health challenges and achieve the best possible outcome.

Our neurosciences team – the region's largest – provides specialty experience across disciplines. We consistently deliver the breadth and depth of clinical skill our patients have come to expect.

The University of Kansas Health System Neurosciences Care Teams 

We invite you to explore these real-world stories of our multidisciplinary team in action:

Collaborative care enables strong outcome

Terresa Roberts

Mother and teacher Terresa Roberts didn't recognize mild symptoms as signs of a potentially devastating stroke. Our specialty care team ensured her safe return to her children and students. Read Terresa's story.

Multidisciplinary team puts end to decades of seizures

Jessica Rostock

A normal day could include 20 to 30 seizures for Jessica Rostock. An expert team found the abnormality and performed the surgery that would end her seizures for good. Read Jessica's story.

Neurosurgery, rehab put photographer's life back in focus

Kacey Hobson

Nurse and photographer Kacey Hobson wasn't ready to give in to a brain tumor. Expert neurosurgery and rehabilitation preserved her life and opportunities. Read Kacey's story.