Neuroscience Center

The Mercy Neuroscience Center offers the most comprehensive services for brain and spine conditions in central Iowa. Whether it’s back pain, memory loss, movement disorders or stroke treatment, you can trust you’re getting the best care available. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists and other medical specialists work together to provide integrated care through every step of the process— from testing and diagnosis, to education, support and treatment.

Ruan Neurology

At Mercy Ruan Neurology, we diagnose and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system in a clinic setting. You may need to see a neurologist if your primary care physician suspects you have a neurological issue, such as migraines, memory loss, Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis.


When brain and spine injuries and disorders require surgery, you can trust the surgeons at Mercy Neurosurgery. Mercy is central Iowa’s leader in deep brain stimulation, minimally invasive spine surgery and is proud to have the area’s only board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon, as well as central Iowa's only fellowship-trained vascular neurosurgeon

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

For patients suffering from back, neck and other musculoskeletal issues, the physiatrists at Mercy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are a great resource to assess the cause of the pain and explore non-surgical treatment options.  Physiatrists work with physical therapists, imaging and sometimes surgeons to help you reach the goal of improved movement and less pain.

Spine Program

If your physician thinks surgery may help your back or neck pain, the Mercy Spine Program will walk you through the entire process. If you are experiencing pain and want to see if Mercy can help you, attend our next Spine Pain Seminar. We also offer Spine Camp, a coordinated program designed to help you undergo and recover from back surgery so you can return to your day-to-day activities sooner. 

Primary Stroke Center

Mercy is central Iowa’s only Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission. Each year, life changes in an instant for almost 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke. Be prepared by knowing the signs of a stroke and seeking treatment immediately if a stroke is suspected.  

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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