Stroke & Cerebrovascular Care
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain, is either blocked by a clot or bursts. It is a life-threatening emergency as brain cells rapidly begin to die. Quick intervention is vital. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, gender or age.
5 Signs of Stroke (Brain Attack)
- Sudden trouble seeing one or both eyes
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Note the time when symptoms are first experienced. This information is important to your healthcare provider and can affect treatment decisions.
Call for a free stroke symptom magnet at 904.202.2273.
Certified Primary Stroke Centers
Our hospitals have achieved Primary Stroke Center certification which ensures compliance with national standards for the diagnosis and treatment of patients who, following CT scan, have a diagnosis of Ischemic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). Baptist Jacksonville is pursuing certification as a comprehensive stroke center.
Stroke & Cerebrovascular Care Team Led by Lyerly Neurosurgeons
Medical leadership for the Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is provided by world-renown neurosurgeons Ricardo Hanel, MD and Eric Sauvageau, MD, with Lyerly Neurosurgery.
Conditions We Treat:
- Acute Stroke
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae
- Carotid Stenosis
- Pediatric Neurovascular conditions
- Brain Aneurysm
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
- Cavernous Angioma
- Brain Tumors
- Trigeminal Neuralgia/Hemifacial Spasm
- Biplane angiography
- Carotid artery stent
- Aneurysm coiling or stenting
- Neurovascular clipping or bypass
- Microsurgery and neuro-intervention
- Tumor embolization
- Cerebral angiogram
- Thrombolytic therapy
- Flow diverter technology
- Skull base neurosurgery
- Vascular access with catheter