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Our Approach to Care

From advanced diagnostic testing through treatment and recovery, you and your loved ones are at the center of the healing process.


When you choose the Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute (ANII) for your neurological care, you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of doctors, neurosurgeons and scientists who are experts in complex brain conditions and neurological disorders.

Your ANII care team will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that utilizes the most innovative techniques and cutting-edge medical technology available today. They’ll also be there to guide you—every step of the way.


Your clinical care begins with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to detect blood clots, brain tumors, and other problems inside the brain. Our goal during this initial phase of treatment is to learn as much as we can about the source of your symptoms through expert analysis.

At ANII, common diagnostic tests include:

  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • 16 and 64-slice CT (computed tomography)
  • PET scans
  • Neuropsychological exams
  • Cerebral angiography

Once we’ve identified the source of your symptoms, we’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your condition, goals, and personal perspective.

Your Team

At Aurora, our commitment to patient-centered neurology means providing compassionate care during every step of the treatment process.

To help you navigate the different stages of your journey, we’ll pair you with a Care Coordinator—a nurse who’s received extensive training in your particular neurological condition.

Your Care Coordinator will:

  • Answer your questions
  • Address fears and anxieties
  • Tell you exactly what to expect
  • Schedule appointments with the right neurological disorder specialists

The Most Important Member of Our Team is You.

At ANII, no two patient journeys are the same. That’s why YOU are the most integral member of your care team. Our neurosurgeons and care coordinators will partner with you to create a personalized treatment plan that’s fully focused on your recovery.

Not only will you have direct access to the specialists on your team, including neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, endocrinologists and therapists; you’ll take part in meetings and be a key contributor in the creation of your treatment plan.

Throughout the course of your care, we’ll welcome your questions and feedback, and turn to you and your loved ones for input along the way.


At ANII, we’re proud to be pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in neurological care.

Our experts have pioneered some of the world’s most advanced surgical techniques for treating brain tumors, including Brain Mapping, the Expanded Endonasal Approach and CyberKnife® technology.

Many of our minimally invasive procedures allow you to remain awake during surgery so you can provide feedback to your surgical team. Minimally invasive techniques also mean smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery.


After your procedure, we’ll carefully evaluate your healing progress to determine when it’s time to go home. In many cases, recovery time is dramatically reduced by our minimally invasive methods.

The right follow-up care is an essential part of recovery. We’ll also make sure you have appointments with the right doctors and specialists following your neurological treatment. It’s our goal to get you back to your everyday life as quickly as possible.

Transforming Neuroscience

Our medical advancements today will help countless patients in the future.


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