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Neuroscience Center

What Patients Should Expect

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine believe in comprehensive, expert care for all our patients. We offer a multidisciplinary approach, which brings together a team of experts and caregivers in all the diseases and areas of study needed to safely and effectively treat each patient’s individual case. Our personalized approach to care assures that each patient's physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met in the most coordinated, compassionate manner possible.

Neurology

Most, but not all, neurology patients must be referred by their primary care physician.

Once an appointment has been scheduled, you will be contacted by Patient Registration. By registering prior to your appointment, you will save time and also know whether your insurance will cover the procedure. If your appointment is more than 48 hours away, you can register online.

Neurosurgery

All neurosurgery patients must be referred by their primary care physician.

Once your appointment has been scheduled, you will be contacted by Patient Registration. By registering prior to your appointment, you will save time and also know whether your insurance will cover the procedure. If your appointment is more than 48 hours away, you can register online.

Before your appointment, you will receive a packet of information in the mail. This will include a map of the hospital, our health history form and a letter of instructions.

The letter will include helpful phone numbers in case you have questions. Please complete the health history form and bring it, along with all information and X-rays that you have, with you to your appointment. Please also ask your physician to fax any relevant history and patient records prior to you appointment. The fax number for adult neurosurgery is (314) 747-3765.

Neuroradiology

Our neuroradiologists and interventional neuroradiologists perform thousands of examinations and procedures each year on an outpatient and inpatient basis. Some of these tests and procedures require advance scheduling while others do not. Most require advance authorization from the patient’s referring physician.

These different radiological examinations have their own special pre-exam requirements that sometimes include restricted patient diets or pre-medications. When you call for an appointment, you will receive information about the kind of preparation that your examination requires. You will also be told exactly where to come for your appointment.

Once your appointment has been scheduled, you will be contacted by Patient Registration. By registering prior to your appointment, you will save time and also know whether your insurance will cover the procedure. If your appointment is more than 48 hours away, you can register online.

When you arrive for your appointment, you will also need to fill out a patient questionnaire, which asks you to summarize your general medical, family and social history. It will become part of your permanent patient record.

If you are an established patient, you can update your account information any time on our secure web site.

For a referral to a Washington University neurologist or neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call .

Dr. David Gutmann, Neurologist

Dr. Gutmann is a Washington University neurologist who directs the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Neurofibromatosis Program.

 

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