When it comes to treating brain and spine disorders, Ascension Sacred Heart neurology and neurosurgery care teams start by listening to understand your needs so we can work together to explore options and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. And if surgery is needed, our surgeons use the most up to date, minimally invasive techniques.

In 2018, Ascension Sacred Heart was rated among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for spine surgery and stroke care by one of the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations. And we are the only facility in northwest Florida to offer the most advanced form of non-invasive brain surgery, the Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™.

We specialize in caring for epilepsy and seizures, back and neck pain, compression neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome and neuromuscular diseases, neuropsychology and memory conditions, headache, multiple sclerosis, sleep conditions, stroke and more.

In 2018, Ascension Sacred Heart opened a new, state-of-the-art hybrid operating room at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, the first of it’s kind in Northwest Florida, providing patients with access to the highest level of therapeutic and diagnostic tools available for stroke and other neurological illnesses.

The hybrid operating room provides technology that enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery and procedures customized to each patient. Our goal is to provide the care that is right for you and get you back to doing the things you love.


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Pediatric Brain and Spine Care

Our nationally recognized neurosurgeons have the specialized experience to care for the growing brains and nervous systems of children. And we have the only pediatric Neurosurgery program in Northwest Florida. By working with pediatric radiologists, anesthesiologists, pharmacists and more at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, we can provide the compassionate, personalized care that helps children and parents feel at ease.

Comprehensive Stroke Care

Sacred Heart Regional Stroke Center is the only care center in Northwest Florida designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration and is rated among the top 10 percent of stroke programs in the nation. Our care teams work to quickly treat stroke symptoms and meet the highest standards of care.

About Ascension Sacred Heart

In Florida, Ascension operates Ascension Sacred Heart based in Pensacola and Ascension St. Vincent’s based in Jacksonville. Together, Ascension Florida operates seven hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care, and employs more than 11,000 associates. Across the region, Ascension Sacred Heart and Ascension St. Vincent’s have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. In fiscal year 2019, they provided nearly $180 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Ascension Sacred Heart, visit