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Expert Treatment for Brain Injuries and Diseases

At MetroHealth, members of our Brain Center team have trained at the top institutions in the country, and we are the leading referral center for traumatic brain injury.

For more information or to make an appointment at the Brain Center, call 216-778-8822.

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Brain Center

Our neurosurgeons, neurologists and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) take the time to explain examinations, tests and procedures suggested for you. Once we have a diagnosis, we review all your treatment options. We also ask you to talk to us about your goals, about what's important in your life. We discuss the ways that any treatment option might affect you and your family—and not just how it will impact your condition. We provide a forthright answer to every question you ask—including "what would you do if you were me?" Our physical, occupational and speech therapists help you become as independent as possible with your daily activities, mobility, communication and cognition.

Treatments Offered

  • Brain tumor removals
  • Craniotomies
  • Cerebrovascular procedures (including aneurysm treatment)
  • Craniectomies
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Intracranial pressure treatment
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Shunting procedures
  • Spasticity management, including botulinum toxin injections and intrathecal baclofen
  • Stereotactic neuronavigation
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Brain Conditions We Treat

Our neurosurgeons, neurologists and physiatrists are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of brain injuries and disorders. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations and other vascular lesions
  • Brain tumors, both primary and metastatic (brain cancer)
  • Cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain)
  • Chiari malformations
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Developmental disorders
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Spasticity
  • Subdural hematomas
  • Trauma

We believe that a coordinated, team-based approach provides the most effective care. That's why the specialists at our Brain Center work closely with all departments in The MetroHealth System. As a Level I Adult Trauma Center, we have a strong working relationship with trauma surgeons and emergency medical personnel. Our brain tumor specialist has an office in our Cancer Center and collaborates with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and neuro-oncologists. We also have access to advanced physiatrists to aid patients in recovery, rehabilitation and return to the community.

Through the MetroHealth Comprehensive Care Medical Home Program, we offer a Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus Multidisciplinary Clinic. Our Medical Home Program is also a good resource for families dealing with congenital difficulties that impact a child's physical or mental health.


For more information or to make an appointment at the Brain Center, call 216-778-8822.

Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Agnieszka A. Ardelt, MD, Ph.D

Agnieszka A. Ardelt, MD, Ph.D


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Sarah A. Demko, APRN-CNP

Sarah A. Demko, APRN-CNP


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Rodica Di Lorenzo, MD, Ph.D

Rodica Di Lorenzo, MD, Ph.D


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April L. Dusky, APRN-CNP

April L. Dusky, APRN-CNP


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