The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides
Recognized Eight years in a row with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus from the American Stroke Association
The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides is widely renowned for excellence in stroke care. In fact, the American Stroke Association has recognized Maimonides for eight consecutive years with its Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus and Target Stroke “Elite Plus” honor roll.
In addition, The Joint Commission has conferred its highest level of accreditation on the stroke center at Maimonides—we are among the elite few designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our Stroke Team is supported by the full array of neuroscience capabilities, including Neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology/NeuroEndovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Critical Care, and Neuro-Radiology.
The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Stroke Center designation is vital to Maimonides’ position as a leader in the hospital community, providing only the finest medical and surgical care for all patients who suffer a stroke. This expert care is provided not only to patients directly admitted to Maimonides but also to those patients transferred from other hospitals that cannot offer the full spectrum Comprehensive Stroke Center level of care.
Call 718-283-7670 to make an appointment with a stroke specialist or request an appointment online today.
As every second counts when a person experiences a stroke, our experienced team is standing by 24/7 to rapidly evaluate and deliver treatment – with the finest clinicians and the most advanced technology available around the clock to give every one of our patients the very best chance of clinical improvement and survival.
Our nationally recognized, highly trained stroke, neurosurgery, neurocritical care and emergency medicine teams provides comprehensive care for all types of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and repairing brain aneurysms.
Our stroke team rapidly evaluates and delivers the treatment for all stroke patients. For patients who qualify, clot-dissolving therapy can be administered within 4.5 hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. In addition to the standard intravenous clot-dissolving therapy, new catheter-based techniques are used to directly break up and dissolve clots within the brain to restore critical blood flow to the brain for up to 24 hours.
Our multi-disciplinary team also renders expert hemorrhagic stroke treatment for strokes that are caused by bleeding in the brain. We offer 24/7 emergency management of ruptured brain aneurysms or vascular malformations by means of a minimally-invasive neuroendovascular approach as well as aneurysm clipping micro-surgery for patients requiring such treatment.
BE FAST: Know the Stroke Warning Signs
Stroke symptoms appear suddenly and can include any of the following:
BALANCE: Sudden loss of balance?
EYE: Vision loss in one or both eyes?
FACE: When the person smiles, does one side of their face droop or appear slack?
ARMS: Does one side of the person's body tingle? When they raise both their arms, does one side give them difficulty, or hang lower?
SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a sentence aloud. Is their speech slurred or abnormal?
TIME: If you observe any of these signs, remember quick treatment is essential. Call 911 immediately.