The Stanford Neurocritical Care service provides unparalleled care for patients with critical neurologic illnesses at Stanford Health Care. Our neurocritical specialists are all fellowship-trained in neurocritical care and provide advanced diagnostics, neuroimaging, multimodality monitoring and comprehensive treatment plans.
Certification as the nation's first Comprehensive Stroke Center and recertification as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest ranking for trauma centers in the United States, recognizes the neurocritical care team's broad expertise. These certifications acknowledge comprehensive, quality care for complex, life-threatening neurological illnesses.
Patients may be transferred using Stanford Life Flight air or ground transport. Our expert team of critical care transport nurses brings quality Stanford care and expertise to the patient.
Our multispecialty neurocritical care team's expertise and experience allows Stanford to offer:
Pioneering Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and CT neuroimaging techniques
Advanced neuromonitoring capabilities including EEGs, brain tissue perfusion monitoring, intracranial pressure monitoring, cerebral oxygenation monitoring, and quantitative automated pupillometry
A hybrid suite where diagnostic imaging, neurosurgical operations and interventional procedures can all be performed, reducing the need to move critically-ill patients
Consultation for intensive care unit patients at other hospitals with primary neurological illnesses or neurologic complications of systemic illnesses
Neurocritical Care Team
Our multispecialty team of experienced neurocritical care specialists includes fellowship-trained neurocritical care doctors, stroke neurologists, neurointerventional radiologists, neurosurgeons, and a neurocritical care/stroke nursing team.
The neurocritical team provides 24-hour coverage of the Neurocritical Care unit, the Emergency Room and other inpatient hospital units, caring for patients with primary neurologic illness, neurological complications of systemic illness and neurological emergencies. Team members also have training in neurovascular disease and cover acute stroke cases and inpatient stroke care.
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Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Our transport team is trained to use state-of-the-art monitoring and therapies to improve neurologic outcomes. Intense treatment begins even before arrival at Stanford. Critical care protocols are in place to optimize pre-hospital care and improve outcomes for patients with seizures, brain hemorrhage, cardiac arrest, stroke, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
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