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Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best hospitals in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Abbott Northwestern's Neuroscience Institute

How to access the hospital and where to park

Construction on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus will affect your arrival and access points. The hospital drive, main entrance and drop-off area are closed. If you’re driving to campus, please park in the Main Ramp, using the entrance on 10th Avenue. Use the ramp elevators to reach the skyway level (D/E), then follow signs to the main lobby.

Abbott Northwestern's Neuroscience Institute is the leading center for neurological care in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. Each year, we perform more than 2,000 major neurological surgeries and 1,000 neuro interventional procedures. We also treat patients for neurological conditions such as stroke, tumors of the brain and spinal cord, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, balance and movement disorders and headaches.

Advanced technology is combined with specialized physicians, skilled staff, dedicated facilities and focused programs to make Abbott Northwestern's Neuroscience Institute a comprehensive resource for neurological care and information. Recent technological enhancements include: Intraoperative MRI Suite (iMRI) and Varian Trilogy.

Learn more about the accomplishments of the Neuroscience Institute: 

  • See U.S.News and World Report's ranking of Abbott Northwestern as one of America's Best Hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery

Team approach

At Abbott Northwestern's Neuroscience Institute, the multidisciplinary staff of dedicated physicians, professional neuroscience nurses and skilled technical staff provide comprehensive neurological care for patients. Our team also includes physical therapists, occupational therapists and technical staff.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital recognized by Becker Hospital Review 

Becker's Hospital Review has named Abbott Northwestern Hospital to its list of 100 hospital and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs – 2016.



Program to monitor neurosurgical patients is first accredited in Minnesota

Abbott Northwestern Hospital recently received accreditation from the Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (LAB-NIOM). It is one of 17 accredited programs in the U.S. and the only one in Minnesota.

What you should know about concussions in sports


A concussion is a blow to the head that affects how the brain works.

Concussions can happen in free play, recreational sports, youth leagues, or in high school and college sports.

ImPACT™, a 20-minute computer test, would help your child in the event of a future concussion.