At Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, we’ve taken the concept of a second opinion to a new level:

Each week, all our specialists—neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurointensivists, neuro-critical care nurses, EEG Techs—meet to review each individual case. Together, they pool their knowledge and experience to give you the most advanced treatment plan possible.

We are the only system in the region that operates this way. We also have the region’s only neurological intensive care unit.

 

Our Services

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Service Locations

Find inpatient and acute care, long-term care, outpatient services and preventive care at three of our convenient locations.

Conditions & Treatments

Epilepsy, headaches, movement disorders, neurosurgery, stroke and more.

Departments & Services

Discover the full range of neurological services ready to help you.

Fellowship Programs

Learn more about the Ayer Neuroscience Institute fellowship programs.

Patient Stories & Videos

Hear from our patients themselves about our care and their outcomes.

Programs & Classes

Learn about upcoming community education events sponsored by The Institute.


News

September 23, 2021

Neurosurgeon Breaks New Ground at HHC with Procedure to Control Seizures

The toolbox of options for people with epilepsy expanded recently at Hartford HealthCare (HHC) with the launch of responsive neurostimulation [...]

September 14, 2021

Looking For A COVID Test? You Have 13 New Options in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Health announced it will open 13 new COVID-19 testing sites by the end of this week. [...]

September 10, 2021

Ayer Neuroscience Institute Torrington Certified by Epilepsy Foundation in Seizure First Aid

Ayer Neuroscience Institute Torrington staff members Heather Thomas, Rosa Pagano, Mayerlline Arias and Samantha Cerruto have completed requirements for Seizure [...]

September 07, 2021

Webinar: Understanding the Risk of Stroke Set For Sept. 13

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute is presenting a webinar, Understanding the Risk of Stroke, by neurologist Hugh Cahill. This [...]

September 03, 2021

How a Social Worker Helps Parkinson’s Patients Adjust to a New Life

Amanda Brill is a social worker embedded in Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute Chase Family Movement Disorders Center. She is [...]

August 24, 2021

This British Intelligence Test Can Tell if You’re Clever . . . And Maybe if COVID Affected Your Brain

COVID-19 isn’t like a tropical storm that appears, somewhat unpredictably, then vanishes within hours in a trail of blue skies. [...]

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