If you experience a sudden injury to the brain or spine, Tower Health has a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of specialists ready to care for you. The Level 1 Trauma Center at Reading Hospital offers patients the highest level of neurological care and treatment. Services include 24/7 emergency neurosurgery, and highly skilled specialists that can see you within minutes.

Conditions We Treat

  • Atlanto-occipital dissociation
  • Central cord syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular trauma (pseudoaneurysm, dissection)
  • Chronic subdural hematomas
  • Concussion
  • Craniofacial trauma
  • Hyperflexion/hyperextension injury
  • Intracranial hemorrhage (subdural, epidural, intraparenchymal)
  • Intracranial infection or abscess
  • Jefferson (C1) and Dens (C2) fractures
  • Penetrating injuries (gunshot or stab wound)
  • Sacropelvic trauma
  • Skull fractures
  • Spinal cord injury (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Spinal dislocation
  • Spinal fractures (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Traumatic brain injury (mild to severe)
  • Traumatic disc herniation

Procedures We Perform

  • Bracing for spine fractures
  • Burrhole for hematoma removal
  • Cranioplasty
  • Craniotomy
  • CSF leak repair
  • Decompressive hemicraniectomy
  • External ventricular drain
  • Frontal sinus cranialization and craniofacial repair
  • Intracranial pressure monitor
  • Lumbar drain
  • Middle meningeal artery embolization
  • Spinal decompression/laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Surgical repair and stabilization of spine fractures
  • Vertebroplasty 

During your hospital stay, you will receive care in a dedicated ICU with full capabilities. Our neurosurgeons will work closely with trauma surgery, neurocritical care, neurology, plastic surgery, orthopedics, and virtually any other specialty needed to care for your condition. 

After your stay, our neurological rehab program will develop a comprehensive plan tailored to your needs. At Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing, a dedicated brain injury unit and specialized therapists ensure you maximize your recovery and healing.