Aria and Capital Health - Advancing Neurological Care

Recently, Aria reached an agreement to join Capital Health - one of the leading neurosurgery/stroke centers in our region to expand the availability of treatment for patients with neurological disorders. Click here to learn more about Aria's collaboration with Capital Health's Neuroscience Network.

The Division of Neurosurgery also actively cooperates with neurology, general trauma, ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology), pulmonary, internal medicine, and physical therapy in the care of patients.

Thanks to this partnership, Aria patients have access to the most advanced technologies in the treatment of neurological disorders and stroke.

  • Trilogy™ - The world's first image-guided radiation therapy system optimized for both conventional and stereotactic approaches to treating cancer. The versatile Trilogy™ system delivers IGRT as standard, and can be used to deliver 3D conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, stereotactic radiosurgery, fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy, and intensity-modulated radiosurgery for cancer and neurosurgical treatment.
  • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System - A non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The treatment delivers beams of high dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy.
  • TrueBeam™ - An advanced radiotherapy system for cancer patients who need radiation therapy, TrueBeam's technology makes it possible for the patient to receive fast, accurate image-guided treatments with less x-ray exposure and greater comfort.

Functional Neurosurgery Service Launched

Aria Health is continuing to expand services to treat all types of neurological conditions.  Patrick Connolly, MD, FACS, recently joined Aria Health as Division Chief of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Connolly's expertise in functional neurosurgery involves operating on the brain to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, seizure disorders including epilepsy, chronic pain, and other conditions. Dr. Connolly is one of very few surgeons in the area with this expertise.

Aria has maintained its community hospital feel wile expanding its capability to help patients with more complex needs. An example of the results of this expansion is the long-term plan to include a full-service, multidisciplinary Movement Disorder Program. Once fully evolved, the Movement Disorder Program will include neurosurgery, allowing Dr. Connolly to partner with neurologists, including Brian Kelly, MD, Director of Neurology, Aria Neurosciences, and Physical Therapists.

Plans to incorporate a movement disorder support group along with neuropsychology service are also in the works. As well as future expansion of Aria's outpatient neurology services to include treatment for migraine, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease, among others, in the future.