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Neuroscience

With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated neuroscience inpatient unit, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience is the leading provider of neurological care in the Northern New Jersey region.

Overlook Medical Center – The Neuroscience Flagship

Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute serves as the flaghship of Atlantic Health System Neuroscience with good reason. Within New York and New Jersey, we’re the only stroke program recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care six years in a row, and since 2017, we’re the only hospital to receive all of Healthgrades’ top neuroscience recognitions each year. In addition, The Joint Commission has certified our spine surgery program and we were the first hospital in New Jersey to receive their Comprehensive Stroke Center designation.

Patients from Chilton Medical CenterHackettstown Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center are seamlessly connected to Overlook when advanced neuroscience care is necessary thanks to telestroke technology, helipads and ambulance transport, and an electronic health record system that allows physicians to share health records in real time.


"By the time I got to Overlook, they were ready for me. I received clot-busting medicine within a record-breaking 14 minutes from arrival."

Barry R., stroke patient
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Neuroscience Areas of Specialization

Stroke

As state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Centers, Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center anchor a regional network of more than a dozen Primary Stroke Center hospitals, providing expert care for the most complex cases. In addition, we use telestroke technology and RAPID stroke software, which allows our stroke neurology specialists and neurosurgeons to remotely diagnose patients and start life-saving treatment quickly.

Epilepsy

Designated a Level 4 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, Overlook Medical Center is home to neurosurgeons trained in the latest surgical interventions, such as responsive neurostimulation device (RNS) and vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) procedures. We’re also the only hospital in New Jersey offering magnetoencephalography (MEG) and ROSA® Brain robotic-assisted stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) – revolutionary technology that helps locate the source of seizure activity in the brain without invasive operations.

Brain Tumors

Overlook Medical Center’s investment in the latest neuroimaging and diagnostic equipment helps ensure our experts have the most accurate information possible for brain tumor evaluation and procedure planning. This high-tech imaging is complemented with some of the safest and most advanced brain tumor treatments available, such as conformal radiation, immunotherapy, CyberKnife and minimally-invasive surgeries.


Researchers in the lab

Research and Clinical Trials

Atlantic Health System Neuroscience participates in dozens of clinical trials each year, giving our patients access to the latest technology and medications sooner than available to the general public. Our neurological researchers frequently present their findings from these studies at key medical meetings around the globe.


Neuroscience Medical Team

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