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Vincent Nguyen

Associate Development Director, Neurosciences and Critical Care

Giving to the Center for Advanced Brain and Neurological Care

You can make a difference in the lives of our patients

The neuroscience care team at The University of Kansas Hospital is committed to helping patients regain their health and ability to live independent lives. Our patients face a variety of neurological disorders, including brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. Your gift helps provide ongoing education and support to ensure patients live life to the fullest.

Demand Grows for Neuroscience Care


“The growth in the hospital’s neuroscience programs has been phenomenal,” said Marilyn Rymer, MD, vice president of neurosciences. “Between fiscal year 2009 and fiscal year 2013, neuroscience patient volumes grew by 35 percent.”

As the region’s largest group of fellowship-trained subspecialty neuroscience physicians, the hospital’s physician team has pioneered some of the most innovative treatments and complex surgeries for conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. These include brain aneurysms, stroke, tumors and traumatic injury, as well as conditions involving movement disorders, spinal diseases and seizure.

The hospital offers patients many specialized procedures that are not available elsewhere in the region.

As one of the hospital’s fastest growing specialties, neurology and neurosurgery will be part of the hospital’s recently announced Cambridge North expansion.

“Projections indicate continued growth, with an additional 24 percent increase in the number of patients we’ll serve by fiscal year 2020,” Dr. Rymer said. “It is absolutely essential we – as an academic medical center – meet this challenge for our region and state.”

Prepared for complex surgery

Gigi Siers, RN, at The University of Kansas Hospital trusted her care to doctors at the Center for Advanced Brain and Neurological Care.

In mid-2012, nurse Gigi Siers began experiencing frequent, severe headaches. Extensive testing revealed a large cyst deep inside her brain. Our physicians quickly determined the right procedure to remove the cyst and save her vision. Read Gigi's story.

Seizing life at last

For Pam Meyer, turning to The University of Kansas Hospital's Level 4 Epilepsy Center meant the end to a lifetime struggle with debilitating seizures, associated vision problems, memory issues and more. Read Pam's story.

Leading-edge care

The University of Kansas Hospital is the only facility in the area using minimally invasive procedures to remove tumors from the base of the skull.

By guiding instruments through the brain with the use of images, physicians do not have to make incisions in the brain. Decreased infection rates, recovery time and hospital stays are other benefits of this innovative surgical method.