The Nervous System

Inpatient and Outpatient Neurology

Mission Neurology provides both inpatient and outpatient neurology services, offering a wide spectrum of care to western North Carolina.

The inpatient neurology program is comprised of a 14-bed neuro-trauma ICU and a 36-bed, dedicated Neuroscience unit and Stroke Center. Mission is certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Our team is made up of neuro hospitalists and neurovascular hospitalists, technicians, nurse practitioners and hospital nurses.

Mission Neurology provides care for patients suffering from the following, but not limited to:

  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's disease - including Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) treatment
  • Stroke
  • Spine problems
  • Brain and spine tumors

For more information about inpatient neurology services, call (828) 213-1439.

For more information about outpatient neurology services, call (828) 213-9530.


State-of-the-art treatment of injuries and illnesses of the brain, spine and nervous system are available at Mission Neuroscience. Here, experienced neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional surgeons, neuroradiologists and nursing work together to care for patients based on their individual needs and preferences. Whether you suffer from a movement disorder, stroke, epilepsy, tumor or muscular dystrophy, our multidisciplinary team approach ensures expert diagnosis and treatment.


Mission Hospital's Stroke Center offers a variety of highly effective treatments that can limit damage to the brain and body during a stroke. Our multidisciplinary team of stroke experts works together to ensure the best patient-centered care for your diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Also, we are dedicated to educating the community of western North Carolina to help people live healthier lives and reduce the risk of stroke.

New Ways to Treat Stroke

Mission Hospital's Stroke Center offers a variety of highly effective treatments that can limit damage to the brain and body during a stroke. A subspecialty called Interventional Neuroradiology provides minimally invasive options to treat stroke, brain disorders and other emergencies. Our team is staffed by three physicians fellowship trained in Neurointerventional Surgery and Neuroradiology. Our team works closely with neurosurgery and neurology to evaluate each patient’s needs for treatment. Stroke treatment options include:

  • Carotid stenting
  • Clot retrieving
  • Coiling to treat brain aneurysms

For more information or a referral, call (828) 213-1395.


A New Way to Help Rural Stroke Patients

Through this cutting-edge, two-way audio/video conferencing service, we can now connect Mission Hospital’s world-class physicians with remote stroke patients, providing access to the timely, life-saving measures they need. With the help of our telehealth "robot," our physicians can evaluate these patients in real time and make sure they receive the best diagnosis and treatment.

Telestroke is currently active in the following locations:

  • McDowell Hospital
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
  • Transylvania Hospital
  • Angel Medical Center
  • Rutherfordton Hospital
  • Murphy Medical Center
  • Cherokee Indian Hospital
  • Harris Regional Hospital
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Treatment for Cancer

A person faced with the possibility of a cancerous brain or spine tumor deserves the best diagnosis and treatment available. Mission Neuroscience works in conjunction with Mission Cancer Care in order to diagnose and treat cancer of the brain and spine, and provide treatment options that meet the patient's needs. Exams, imaging and biopsy are available in order to give you individualized treatment for your condition. Together, we will care for you throughout your treatment and work to provide the best outcomes possible.

Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are nervous system conditions that cause abnormal limb and facial movements. An abnormal walk is also a common feature of people who have movement disorders. Common movement disorders are:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Essential tremor
  • Spasticity (resulting from traumatic brain or spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy)
  • Chorea (involuntary movements)
  • Dystonia (sustained muscle contractions)
  • Blepharospasm
  • Hemifacial spasm

The care team at Mission Neuroscience provides effective treatments for movement disorders. We specialize in treating Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and spasticity with medication, rehabilitative service and surgery options.

For more information, contact our Movement Disorder and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Coordinator Kimberly Gamble at (828) 225-2629 or


Epilepsy is caused by abnormal electrical impulses within the brain, more commonly known as seizures. At Mission Neuroscience, we have specialists dedicated to comprehensive treatment of epileptic patients. A variety of treatment options are available, provided on an outpatient basis. Options for surgical intervention are also available as needed.

For more information about diagnosis and treatment, contact our Epilepsy Program Coordinator Kimberly Gamble at (828) 213-0549 or

Deep Brain Stimulator Videos

Mission Neurology Locations

Mission Neurology - Outpatient
890 Hendersonville Road, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803

Mission Neurology - Inpatient
509 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28803