Presbyterian Medical Center


Presbyterian Medical Center Services Neurology & neurosurgery

Nationally recognized care for brain, spine and nerve disorders

Our team of board-certified neurologists, surgeons and other specialists can provide diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system. 

Brain aneurysm

A brain aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall in the brain weakens and swells. Symptoms include:

  • Sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches
  • Confusion or loss of consciousness
  • Severe neck pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea with vomiting
  • Seizures

If you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, call 911 immediately. If an aneurysm ruptures, it is a life-threatening medical emergency.

Brain tumor

If you have a brain tumor or neurological complications as a result of other forms of cancer, you can rely on the team at Presbyterian Medical Center to provide leading-edge, compassionate care.

Concussion and brain trauma
A blow to your head can cause a concussion, which often results in headache, confusion, dizziness or other symptoms that might show up right away – or days or even weeks later. If the symptoms are pronounced, you may want to visit our emergency department or a Novant Health physician. For athletes, we recommend baseline testing
so that if he or she ever has a concussion, we can more accurately assess any damage.
Headaches and migraines

At Presbyterian Medical Center, we can diagnose and care for all types of headaches including migraines, cluster headaches and tension headaches. If you’re age 50 or older and experience a new kind headache you’ve never had before, consult a physician.

Back and neck problems
and treatments

Back and neck pain and other problems can have a significant impact on your daily life. At Presbyterian Medical Center, we’re here to help you on your journey back to good spine health.

Epilepsy and seizures
We have experience diagnosing and caring for people who suffer from epilepsy and seizures, which occur because of surges of electrical activity in the brain. We can help you achieve a better quality of life. If you suffer from epilepsy or seizures, you may benefit from an evaluation in our world-class epilepsy monitoring unit.
Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders

Our goal at Presbyterian Medical Center is to give you an accurate diagnosis and offer personalized support to help you and your family cope with your condition and maximize your quality of life.

Diagnostic testing

Our physicians, nurses and technicians specialize in advanced imaging and diagnostic tests for neurological disorders and injuries. You’ll need a physician referral for most tests.


Children are susceptible to brain disorders such as aneurysms and epilepsy; in addition to many developmental conditions, they require special treatment. If your child needs help, Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital may be able to provide it. For more information, call the hospital at 704-384-4021, or Novant Health Pediatric Neurology at 704-384-1390.


For more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Presbyterian Medical Center, call 704-384-4000. To find a Novant Health neurologist, use our online directory or call 704-384-CARE (2273).

Support services

For information on stroke and vascular diseases of the brain and spine, explore our health library and check out these healthcare resources.