Neurology & Neurosurgery
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center collaborates with Baylor College of Medicine to revolutionize neurosurgical approaches, find innovative uses for technology, and navigate new frontiers. With some of the best brains in neuroscience, our team manages patient care today while developing new treatments for tomorrow.
Pioneers in deep brain stimulation
Our image-guided, robotic DBS implantation system achieves the highest degree of precision available. We offer both conventional, microelectrode recording-guided surgery (during which the patient is awake for part of the procedure) and asleep, image-guided surgery (during which the patient is sound asleep the entire time). We maximize outcomes and minimize side effects by incorporating the latest intraoperative adjuncts and most sophisticated DBS systems, including those with directional steering capability.
In 2016, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in the country to use the Infinity™ Deep Brain Stimulation System, an advanced treatment option for patients with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.
And in 2019, we became the first hospital in Texas to use the Vercise™ Gevia™ Deep Brain Stimulation Systems, featuring the Vercise Cartesia™ Directional Lead by Boston Scientific.
Our team is internationally renowned for employing DBS to treat severe psychiatric illnesses, especially OCD and depression. In fact, Baylor St. Luke’s was the first in the world to use the Medtronic Activa RC+S DBS system in a patient with severe, treatment-resistant OCD as part of an NIH-funded research trial. This system is unique in that it allows the clinician to stream real-time brain recordings from the device in addition to providing stimulation. Dr. Sheth and Dr. Wayne Goodman, Chair in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, collaborated in the trial.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Revolutionizing tumor treatment and removal
As one of the most active pituitary centers in the nation with published superior surgical outcomes, we safely discharge over 90% of our pituitary surgery patients after just one night in the hospital. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach that combines patient management protocol with a less-invasive endonasal surgical technique in which surgeons enter through the nasal passage to remove the pituitary tumor. The patient management protocol emphasizes patient education, early mobilization, and scheduled inpatient and outpatient endocrine assessments that have been shown to decrease hospital stay, complications, and readmission.
Meet our team
AI helps care teams make quicker, more accurate treatment decisions for stroke patients
Brain implant gives epilepsy patients fewer seizures, new lease on life
A new method of deep brain stimulation lessens motor impairment in Parkinson’s patients
Medical Director of Neurosurgery and Director of Functional Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Neurosurgery Service Chief
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Baylor College of Medicine