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Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is the regional epicenter for advanced diagnostics and treatments for strokes, brain aneurysms and other cerebrovascular conditions in adults and children. Thanks to cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities, our renowned neurosurgeons are helping to save lives and preserve quality of life for our residents of North Florida and South Georgia. Our treatment times beat national standards to help ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide life-saving care using state-of-the-art minimally invasive technology.
Award Winning Stroke Care
Baptist Health and Lyerly Neurosurgery were honored with Systems of Care Recognition awards at the 2017 International Stroke Conference. The charts below show how we treat stroke patients more quickly compared to the other 54 sites in the STRATIS study and a previous landmark SWIFT PRIME study.
Among the treatments used to help prevent stroke in patients who are at high risk due to carotid stenosis, a narrowing of one of the major arteries in the neck, are carotid endarterectomy and carotid stent placement. Our excellent outcomes for these treatments are shown below.
Carotid Endarterectomy & Carotid Artery Stent Data
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Dedicated Hospital Facilities for Neurological Care
Five floors of the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower at Baptist Jacksonville are dedicated to the care of patients with neurological conditions of the brain and spine, under the medical leadership of Dr. Naval, MD, director of Neuro Critical Care and Inpatient Neurology Services for Baptist.
Our dedicated neuro resources include:
- Advanced Neurosurgical Operating Suites with intraoperative MRI and CT capabilities
- Dedicated Neuro Interventional Suites with biplane imaging
- 48 private suites for medical and surgical neurological care
- Dedicated 24-bed Neurointensive Care Unit
- Telemedicine capabilities in each of Baptist’s hospital emergency departments
Neurointensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
The Neurointensive Care Unit in the Weaver Tower at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is dedicated solely to providing critical care for patients with neurological and neurosurgical issues. Our Neuro ICU staff serves the region with tertiary-level care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This technologically sophisticated unit is equipped to provide continuous bedside monitoring of the nervous system. Its capabilities include:
- EEG monitoring to detect abnormal brain activity such as silent seizures
- Transcranial doppler and other tests of cerebral blood flow monitoring
- Intracranial pressure monitoring
Center for Neurologic Emergency Medicine
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville offers a specialized emergency department designed for stroke, brain aneurysms and other neurological emergencies. The center was the first of its kind in Florida and is among a few in the country. Patients who experience a change in vision, vertigo, numbness, headaches and seizures are diagnosed and treated by a team of emergency medicine physicians, neuro-radiologists, neurologists, and certified stroke registered nurses.
The team is equipped with expedited access to radiology images and laboratory testing to make rapid treatment decisions. Patients who require admission to our hospital are admitted to our Neuro Intensive Care Unit or one of our dedicated neurological units, depending on the severity of their illness.