Aria and Drexel Institute for Neurosciences - Advancing Neurological Care

Recently, Aria reached an agreement to become an affiliate hospital with the Drexel Institute for Neurosciences (DNI) - one of the leading neurological research and treatment centers in our region.

The Aria Institute for Neurosciences 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 affiliation, 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.  James Barrese, MD, FACS, recently joined the Aria Institute for Neurosciences.

Dr. Barrese'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. Barrese is one of very few surgeons in the area with this expertise.

Aria has maintained its community hospital feel while 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.