Central Maine Healthcare’s neuroscience and neurosurgery program is focused on preventing, treating, and curing diseases of the brain and spine.
Neuroscience is the study of the most complex living structure in the universe—the human brain and nervous system. The brain controls every aspect of the body—from heart rate and appetite to emotion and memory. Neuroscience is the study of how the nervous system develops, its structure, and what it does. Neurologists focus on the brain and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions.
Neurological surgery is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases of, the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. A neurological surgeon may provide surgical or non-surgical care, depending on the nature of the injury or illness.