Berman Brain & Spine Institute

LifeBridge Health’s Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital is a 36-bed unit with generously sized private rooms.  It is staffed with nurses and therapists specifically trained in providing care to patients who have undergone neurosurgery and have neurological deficits.

Brain and spine surgeries are regularly performed by the Brain & Spine Institute’s neurosurgeons. Hospital stays after surgery typically range from one night stay to four days, depending on the type and complexity of the surgery.

Occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat patients after neurosurgery for possible functional deficits, and they make appropriate recommendations to enhance function and to plan for discharge.
  • Physical therapists assess gait, mobility, and ability to negotiate stairs, and recommend assistive devices as needed.
  • Occupational therapists assess activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and toileting and educate patients in the use of adaptive equipment when indicated.
As appropriate, the occupational and physical therapists educate and instruct patients on spinal precautions and utilization of a back or neck brace as recommended by the surgeon.
  • Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat swallowing difficulties and recommend the safest means of nutrition. They may also assess and treat cognitive deficits to ensure patient safety when considering discharge plans.  
When appropriate, patients may go to the Sinai Rehabilitation Center, where each patient receives three hours of therapy daily to increase the patient's functional independence and safety prior to advancing to the next level of care.

Continuum of Care
Acute Care
Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation
Traumatic Brain Injury/Neurological Inpatient Rehabilitation
Outpatient Rehabilitation