About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials in neuroscience are research studies that help doctors find ways to detect, prevent or treat problems that affect the brain, the nervous system and the body. Trials may be designed to study new drugs, surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use or combine existing options. A clinical trial may give you access to innovative therapies or technologies before they are available anywhere else.

Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute Research and Clinical Trials Program involves collaboration across multiple departments -- such as neurology, neurosurgery, interventional pain management and rehabilitation -- to provide the most advanced treatment and care to our patients.

New treatments follow strict guidelines and must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they are available for standard use. Clinical trials are a key part of that process.

The ultimate goal of clinical trials is to improve the lives of our patients.

Why Orlando Health?

At Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute, patients enrolled in clinical trials play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research. Internal committees and institutional review boards review each clinical trial to ensure we are offering the most scientifically appropriate, safe and effective clinical trials.

Different Types Of Clinical Trials

More About Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is a type of research that helps us learn about benefits and risks associated with promising new treatments. Every clinical trial has risks, often related to the overall health of participants and the type of treatment being studied.


  • Patients play an active role in their own health care
  • Trials offer early access to treatments not yet available to everyone
  • Patients gain access to expert medical care at Orlando Health during the trial
  • Patients can help others by contributing to medical research


  • There are no guarantees a treatment in a clinical trial will help your medical condition
  • Treatments can cause side effects and other health risks

You always make the final decision about participating in clinical trials. You will not be asked to take part until you understand all potential risks and benefits. And you have the right to stop participating at any time and for any reason.

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