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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.
Our experienced neurocritical care specialists provide specialized care for a variety of conditions, when a patient with one of these conditions is critically ill. Some of the most common conditions our team treats include:
Ischemic stroke is characterized by the sudden loss of blood circulation to an area of the brain, resulting in a loss of neurologic function.
Brain infection, including meningitis and encephalitis
Infection of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, is called meningitis and inflammation of the brain itself is called encephalitis.
Brain injury after cardiac arrest
Halted blood circulation prevents delivery of oxygen to the body. Lack of oxygen to the brain causes loss of consciousness, which results in abnormal or absent breathing and can lead to cardiac arrest.
The result of a direct trauma to the nerves themselves or indirect damage to the bones and soft tissues and vessels surrounding the spinal cord, resulting in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling.
Traumatic brain injury
Occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain, such as a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Mild injury may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells, while more serious injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, and other significant complications.
Take a few minutes today to learn the warning signs of a stroke. It could save your life or the life of a loved one.
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.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.