Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute

Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute

The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute (NPNI) at Lifespan is a national leader in the neurosciences, providing exceptional neurological and neurosurgical care to adults with brain or spine disorders and comprehensive care for patients in need of mental and behavioral health care.

Our renowned specialists offer innovative and collaborative approaches to treating the most complex and challenging illnesses and injuries, while our depth of experience ensures the highest level of expertise in treating the most common conditions.

    Our Services

    The brain is the most complex organ in the body, and treating brain conditions and diseases often requires a team of experts. The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute brings together specialists across Lifespan who can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and coordinate an appropriate treatment plan. Whether it’s a test, a surgical procedure, a consultation, continuous care, or a clinical trial involving the latest experimental drugs, we take a team approach that ensures a seamless experience for our patients, with the goal of getting you the best possible outcomes so you can make the most of your life.

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    Brain and Spine Services for Adults and Children

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    Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services

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    Clinical Trials for Neurological Disorders

    Research is currently being conducted to learn more about neurological disorders and how they affect our patients. 

    Lifespan Stories

    Our patient stories define our health system.

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    Leading-edge surgeries help mother, wife and marathon runner Faith Helm overcome two aneurysms.

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    State-of-the-art surgery quells Westerly man's debilitating epileptic seizures.