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A Compassionate and Experienced Neurology Team

To Help You Feel Whole

From a casual smile to recalling your fondest memories, your nervous system is there. It communicates with every part of your body with speed and clarity. At AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, our neurology teams are also always communicating, working together to care for you whenever you need us. We combine leading diagnostic technologies, trusted treatments for neurological disorders, and a team of experts to give you the best chance at strong outcomes. And with our whole-person approach to care, rely on us to not only treat your nervous system, but to ease your mind and nurture your spirits along the way.

For the Most Important System in Your Body

Trust a Team That Cares for the Whole Person

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Compassionate, Whole-Person Care

You're a complex, individual person with specific needs and things that make you tick. Your nervous system is the same. That's why AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, is focused on offering expert neurology and neurosurgery care here in the Kansas City area. That starts with helping you feel confident through a clear understanding of your nervous system and your path forward, whether you need treatments for Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, or another neurological disorder. As part of our commitment to caring for the whole-person, we’re dedicated to providing you with a wealth of knowledge and supportive resources. Everything you need to ease your mind and make you feel secure in your care and strong in body, mind and spirit.

Contact AdventHealth Medical Group Neurology at Shawnee Mission

Gateway Building
7450 Kessler Street, Suite 205
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

Phone: Call913-632-9810
Fax: Call913-632-9828

Contact AdventHealth Medical Group Neurosurgery at Shawnee Mission

Gateway Building
7450 Kessler Street, Suite 202
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

Phone: Call913-632-9480
Fax: Call913-632-9499


Leading Diagnostic Technology

Symptoms of a neurological disorder can make anyone feel uneasy. We want to ease your mind. For everything from extended periods of dizziness to persistent headaches, we’ll work to provide you with answers and reliable solutions. Using some of the best diagnostic tools available, we’ll work quickly to diagnose your condition and help pave the way for your care. We also have a modern sleep lab to help us effectively diagnose and care for people with sleep disorders. Rest easy knowing your mind — and your good night’s sleep — are well cared for. Some of the tests and technologies we offer can include:

  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Tests
  • CT Scans
  • Electroencephalograms (EEGs)
  • Electromyographies (EMGs)
  • MRIs
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulations

For more information, contact us at Call913-632-9810.

Treatments for Neurological Disorders

Resilience, confidence, and faith. You enter our facilities with all three. We match your resolve. Because when the strength of the human spirit is combined with leading technology and advanced treatments for neurological disorders, anything is possible. We can care for a wide range of neurological problems, including leading Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy treatments. Our network of Neurology Care teams work together every day to provide you with proven solutions, leading technologies, and the advancements of tomorrow.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Providers

Arthur Allen, MD

  • Medical School - University of Kansas, School of Medicine
  • Residency - Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  • Board-certified - The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Alexander Fong, MD

  • Medical School - University of Mississippi, School of Medicine
  • Residency - University of Kansas, School of Medicine
  • Board-certified - The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Gordon Kelley, MD

  • Medical School - University of Calgary
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine
  • Board-certified - The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Leanore Simon, MD (neurohospitalist; provides care only for inpatients at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission)

  • Medical School - Trivandrum Medical College
  • Residency - University of Minnesota
  • Board-certified - The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Mark-Victor Siwoski, MD

  • Medical School - Jagiellonian University Medical College (Krakow, Poland)
  • Residency - Neurology – University of Kansas
  • Board-certified - Neurology & Psychiatry

Nakita Stephens, MD

  • Medical School - St. George's University, School of Medicine
  • Residency - University of Connecticut, School of Medicine
  • Board-certified - The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Melinda Dessieux, APRN, FNP-C

  • Undergraduate - Research College of Nursing and University of Florida
  • Graduate - Research College of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Melissa Woods, APRN, AGNP-C

  • Undergraduate - University of Kansas
  • Graduate - University of Kansas, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
Support and Guidance for the Long Haul

Get ready to face obstacles with confidence and celebrate triumphs with joy. From epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, to balance disorders and neuromuscular diseases, we’re here to guide you. No matter your condition or your diagnosis, we want to provide both immediate care and long-term support to boost your quality of life in the years to come. And with a range of educational resources, a team of compassionate staff, a range of treatments for neurological disorders, and home care assistance, you’ll always have help and hope. See our full list of Patient Resources.

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Neurology Care You Can Count On

You’ve got this, because you’ve got us. Get the expert care and support you need to live a stronger, healthier life.

Bringing Life-Changing Treatment to Life-Changing Disorders

  • ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Back Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cephalic Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coma
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dystonia
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
  • Essential Tremor
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningitis
  • Migraines
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multisystem Atrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myopathies
  • Nervous System Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Restless Legs Syndrome/Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo/Dizziness

Find Neurology Care at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Healing. Helping. Connecting.

Better Support for Better Health

In the journey to better neurologic health, the path is not always clear. We’re here to help you take the next step in your care. Our multidisciplinary team helps you find the right medical support, local resources, and spiritual care you need to feel more confident and more in control. Let us help guide and support you as you enjoy a better quality of life, more compassionate support, and a higher level of expert care.