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Advanced Care with a Holistic Approach


The nationally recognized Valley Baptist Neuroscience Institute is home to one of the largest and most experienced neurosciences team in South Texas. Our clinical experts offer extensive diagnostic and treatment services in neurological diseases, spinal surgeries, stroke and stroke warning signs, endovascular neurology, epilepsy, brain injuries and more. In addition to being a research institute for neuro care, we have the experience, technology, and know-how to care for you or a loved one, all right here in the Rio Grande Valley.

Valley Baptist and its clinical resources work collaboratively with physician specialists to manage each patient’s treatment. Our patient-centered approach creates exceptional, quality care, from prevention to rehabilitation.

The Valley Baptist Neuroscience Institute’s ongoing research and clinical trials are advancing treatment for patients not just here in the Valley, but, across the United States. This is a testament to the Valley Baptist commitment to finding the causes of neurological conditions and developing new treatment plans to restore the quality of health and life to the people we serve.


A History of Firsts

The Valley Baptist Neuroscience Institute history of firsts includes:

  • The Valley’s Most Experienced Comprehensive Stroke Center since 2016, which makes it the Rio Grande Valley’s FIRST Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Facility Certified by the Texas Health Human Services Commission and the ONLY DNV Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center south of San Antonio.
  • Designated Comprehensive Stroke Care (Valley Baptist-Harlingen) and Primary Stroke Center Designation (Valley Baptist-Harlingen and Valley Baptist-Brownsville) by The Joint Commission, which means our care is recognized for its quality and alignment with national best practices
  • Opened the FIRST in-house Neurocritical Intensive Care Unit in the Valley in 2012.
  • Established the FIRST 24/7 Endovascular stroke intervention in the Valley in 2013.
  • he FIRST health system in Texas and the only one in the Valley to utilize Artificial Intelligence, developed by, in 2018.
  • Treatment for Epilepsy (laser ablation), including the FIRST Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in the Valley.
  • Obtained most advanced imaging to expedite stroke care (3T MRI) and CT Perfusion Mapping with artificial intelligence.
  • Participating in groundbreaking clinical research in the treatment of strokes:
    • ONLY stroke Center in Texas to participate in the only United States study to prove endovascular is superior to IV Stroke Therapy (SWIFT PRIME)
    • The #6 enrolling site worldwide in the DAWN study which expanded the indication for stroke treatment to 24 hours
  • A CARF-certified Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit specializing in stroke rehabilitation helping our patients' return home in full recovery.
  • Comprehensive stroke rehabilitation services, including both inpatient (Neuro ICU), outpatient and skilled nursing facility care
  • Successfully treated more than 3,500 cases with significant experience in endovascular treatment of ischemic strokes, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhages.
  • Largest Neurosciences team and award-winning, nationally recognized specialists (endovascular, neuro-hospitalist, neurology, and neurosurgery) in the Valley.

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