Neurological Disorders

Symptoms that are common to most neurological conditions include differences in speech patterns, loss of balance and coordination, numbness in a single extremity, weakness, memory loss, difficulty moving, tremors, rigid muscles and difficulty swallowing.

Our neurologists have subspecialty training and are highly trained to diagnose and treat a full-range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer's disease and dementia – two of the most common forms of memory loss, most occurring in older adults.
  • Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders – a condition that affects nerve cells, or neurons, in a part of the brain that controls muscle movement.
  • Peripheral neuropathy, myasthenia gravis and neuromuscular and peripheral diseases – conditions caused damage to the peripheral nervous system (the nerves outside of the brain) which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body.
  • Guillain-Bare – a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system.
  • Multiple sclerosis – a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease – a debilitating condition that attacks the central nervous system.
  • Migraines – very painful type of headaches during which a person is very sensitive to light and sound.
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders – a brain issue that occurs due to sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Mercy Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Wayne Wasemiller

Brain and Spine Tumors

Our team includes dedicated specialists who can pinpoint and treat brain and spine tumors using the most advanced methods and tools.

Tumors are commonly diagnosed with imaging tools such as CT scans or MRIs. Once a brain tumor is discovered, most patients are seen by a neurosurgeon or neurologist. Treatment may begin with surgery to biopsy or remove the tumor, followed by radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy to kill any remaining tumor cells.

Mercy Neuroscience Institute employs the most advanced therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Computerized image-guided surgery
  • Intraoperative MRI imaging
  • Intraoperative brain mapping
  • Skull base surgery
  • Implantable chemotherapy techniques

The medical specialists with Mercy NeuroScience Institute in Oklahoma City are experts in the care of the nervous system, brain and spine. We are the largest, most comprehensive team of neuroscience specialists between St. Louis and Phoenix.