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About the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute encompasses multiple

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910 E. Houston, Suite 330

Tyler, Texas 75702

Phone: (903) 525-7995

Toll Free: (877) 233-0018

Fax: (903) 525-7929


specialties addressing diseases, disorders and conditions of the brain, spine and central nervous system. Our comprehensive services are provided by specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, sleep medicine and stroke. Combined with the award-winning clinical resources of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, we offer state-of-the-art patient care facilities and the latest surgical and treatment technologies. The Institute’s goal is to provide excellent and compassionate care to patients from East Texas and beyond.

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Technology Leader

  • Zeiss neurosurgical microscope with fluorescence module that allows the neurosurgeon to distinguish between tumors and brain tissue
  • Invivo Eloquence™ functional MRI system (first in east Texas)
  • CereTom® portable 8-slice CT scanner by NeuroLogica (second in Texas)
  • BrainLAB Navigation System
  • Zeiss microscope with infrared camera
  • Novalis Tx™ stereotactic radiosurgery system

Conditions treated by TMF neurosurgeons

  • Adult spinal deformities
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain tumors
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Ruptured or compressed discs
  • Skull base tumors
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Third ventricular colloid cyst
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

TMF Neurologic treatments

  • Autonomic nerve testing for syncope, autonomic neuropathy
  • Lumbar botulinum toxin injections for lower back pain
  • Botulinum toxin injections for myfoascial pain and migraines
  • Trigger point injections
  • Video EEG monitoring to characterize seizures and spells
  • Diagnosis of passing out spells for uncertain etiology
  • Blink reflexes facial EMG for Bell’s palsy
  • EMG|nerve conduction studies
  • Evoked potentials
  • Memory problems, including dementia

Center for Comprehensive Pain Medicine

  • Multi-disciplinary team approach for patients with chronic pain conditions
  • Specialists and therapists develop personalized programs for each patient
  • Latest, proven medical treatments, both non-invasive and minimally invasive, plus exercise therapy, appropriate medications to help minimize or eliminate chronic pain

Neuroscience Institute Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of acute pain and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Treatment of neck pain, lower back pain and pinched nerves (radiculopathy)

Spine Center of Excellence

• Unique care experience for patients having back or neck surgery
• Comprehensive pre-surgery education and preparation followed by inpatient care designed to ensure rapid and successful recovery

Comprehensive Stroke Center

  • Thrombolytic therapy to restore cerebral blood flow
  • Dedicated and specialized stroke team that provides curb-side attendance to ensure rapid and efficient care 24|7
  • Immediate access to latest technology for rapid diagnosis and treatment
  • Specialized care units dedicated to stroke care (Neuro Progressive Care Unit and Neuro Critical Care Unit)
  • State-of-the-art imaging including  CT, MRI and Angiography
  • Certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Nationally recognized as a Stroke Center of Excellence

Epilepsy Monitoring

  • Comprehensive service offering simultaneous audio, video and EEG monitoring
  • Latest technology in a specialized environment
  • Treats patients with medicine-resistant or otherwise difficult-to-control seizures

Neuro Radiology (INR)

  • Innovative treatment for diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities in the brain’s vascular system, including tumors, aneurysms and AVMs, using one of the most advanced imaging systems available in Texas.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Neuro Critical Care Unit

  • Intensive care unit in the state-of-the-art Ornelas Tower providing highly specialized care for patients recovering from severe neurological disorders and certain spine surgeries
  • Staffed by nurses with extended training in caring for the acute neurologic patient

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