NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, offers rapid diagnosis, effective treatment, and rehabilitative care for people who have experienced a stroke.
We are certified by The Joint Commission and the New York State Department of Health as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This means that our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and specially trained nurses based at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide the most advanced stroke care.
If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of stroke, seek emergency care immediately. Stroke care usually begins at the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services or the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. Experienced triage nurses sound an alert if they suspect someone has had a stroke or seems to be having one. This alert brings the Comprehensive Stroke Center’s team of experts to the patient’s bedside within minutes.
Our stroke neurologists are among the first to see a patient. They intervene quickly, ordering tests such as brain scans or brain vessel imaging to confirm a stroke diagnosis. They then determine the type of stroke the patient is having, which helps doctors decide on the best treatment plan. Vascular neurosurgeons, who have focused training in treating brain vessel abnormalities, are also integral to the stroke team.
Your stroke neurologist is the team leader who coordinates all your care. Some patients may be candidates for special clot-busting drugs or interventions that can help restore blood flow to the brain. Others with more serious injury may need the neurocritical care provided by specialty trained neuro-intensivists and nurses in our intensive care units.
Doctors from Rusk Rehabilitation are active members of the stroke team, and may become involved as early as the first 24 hours after hospitalization. They assess what kinds of specialized rehabilitation services are needed, including physical therapy, speech–language pathology, psychology, and therapies for swallowing disorders.
Inpatient rehabilitation often begins at Tisch Hospital or NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. Rehabilitation may continue for an additional two to three weeks at Rusk Rehabilitation’s inpatient units for stroke rehabilitation. These are located within NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, which is certified by The Joint Commission as both a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Stroke Rehabilitation Center.
We also provide outpatient rehabilitation services through Rusk Rehabilitation locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.
For a rapid and seamless patient transfer, please call 212-263-8500 to speak directly with a stroke neurologist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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