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Neurosciences & Behavioral Health Center

People from all over the world come to UVA to seek treatment for difficult, rare and complex conditions of the brain, nervous system and spine. Here, they find top neurosurgeons, neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists whose pioneering work in the assessment and treatment of neurological conditions earns national and global recognition.

From Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases to Parkinson’s disease and brain and pituitary tumors, UVA has the experience that can make a difference in your treatment.

At UVA, our neurological services, including our pediatric neurology and neurosurgery services, were honored as “high performing” by U.S. News & World Report, which places them among the top 10% in the nation.

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Traveling or moving for treatment can overwhelm anybody. Find out why Charlottesville, UVA Health's home, offers a warm and vibrant environment conducive to healing. View transcript

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