Stroke & Neurosciences at Maimonides
Call 718-283-7470 to make an appointment with a stroke and neurosciences specialist or request an appointment online today.
We are pleased to update you on the measures being taken at Maimonides to provide a safe space for patients to receive the care they need. As the city recovers from the pandemic, we will welcome our patients back with new safeguards in place.
Maimonides Has Taken Several Precautions To Ensure The Safety Of All Of Our Patients And Staff
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- All staff wear face masks and appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Our staff observes rigorous self-monitoring procedures every day, including temperature checks, to ensure that everyone who works in our office is healthy.
- We will maintain a physical distance of 6 feet at all times, with the only exception being when a procedure or examination is required to be performed.
- We have spaced our appointments so our waiting rooms are not full. We request that you arrive on time to avoid crowding in our waiting room.
- Patients are asked to wear a mask to the practice. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.
- We request that you arrive alone unless it is essential for someone to accompany you. For patients who require a caretaker, one healthy adult may accompany the patient. Visitors should wear a mask – we will provide a mask if needed. We will be happy to include additional family members in important discussions by phone.
- At your visit, your temperature will be checked, and you will be asked if you have a fever, cough, or chills. If you have a fever (100 F or above), we will ask you to go back home, and we will monitor you with Virtual Care visits or reschedule your appointment.
- We will ask you to wash/sanitize your hands upon arrival and upon leaving our practice.
- Our premises are cleaned frequently throughout the day using an EPA approved disinfectant.
When a neurological illness strikes, it can be unexpected and devastating for you and your family. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, advanced technology and highly skilled, specialized physicians, Maimonides delivers the highest quality, personalized care to patients in Brooklyn, NY. Our services are comprised of dedicated centers designed to address special neurological issues, with advanced expertise in neuro-trauma and neuro-spine surgery, interventional neuroradiology, and comprehensive stroke services.
Our specialists in the Division of Neurology treat a wide array of neurologic disorders. Our expertise includes both general neurology and many of the neurological sub-specialties listed below. We utilize the latest advances in diagnostics and treatment to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. Our approach is multidisciplinary; we work closely with other medical specialties as well as physical and occupational therapists to ensure that we address every aspect of our patient's experience. Maimonides Neurology is conveniently located at 883 65th Street in Brooklyn.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, including:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disorders including neuropathies and myasthenia gravis
- General neurology including neck and back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease and tremor
- Headache disorders including Migraines
- Memory disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease
- Vertigo and balance disorders
- Treatment with botulinum toxin for spasticity and movement disorders
- Other disorders of the brain, spine, peripheral nervous system, and muscles
The Jaffe Comprehensive Stroke Center
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US, and is the leading cause of disability in American adults. Stroke is a sudden and potentially devastating medical emergency, and response time has the most significant impact on stroke recovery. Therefore, it is critical that a stroke patient receives immediate attention from a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who have access to the most advanced stroke treatment and are expert in stroke diagnosis and intervention.
The Jaffe Comprehensive Stroke Center at Maimonides has been ranked by the federal government among the top 1% of hospitals in the U.S. for outstanding stroke survival rates for 3 years running,1 and has been recognized for twelve consecutive years with the Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus and Target Stroke “Elite Plus” honor roll by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, the highest awards and recognitions achievable. The Jaffe Stroke Center outpatient offices are located at 948 48th Street in Brooklyn, NY.
The Joint Commission has conferred its highest level of accreditation on the Jaffe Stroke Center —we are among the elite few designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. We offer multiple state-of-the-art Endovascular Stroke suites and hybrid operating rooms, and our multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, neuro-interventional radiologists, neurosurgeons, and neurointensivists is available to provide the most advanced comprehensive stroke care with access to all diagnostic tools including advanced MRI 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Maimonides Medical Center is at the forefront of innovation and is committed to clinical excellence. As the field of stroke is rapidly evolving, healthcare technology infrastructure combined with the evolution of telestroke medicine has significantly impacted how patients at Maimonides are diagnosed and receive appropriate and expeditious care.
The advance of diagnostic capabilities has paralleled and often enabled treatment of neurological disorders previously considered untreatable. At Maimonides we use the most advanced technology, and our highly trained neurosurgery team provides surgical treatment for vascular, tumorous and degenerative lesions of the brain, skull base and spine.
Interventional Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery
Interventional neuroradiology is a minimally invasive approach to vascular diseases (aneurysms, vascular malformations, and tumors of the brain, spine, head and neck) that in the past would have required surgery. While traditional vascular neurosurgery requires cutting through skin, brain, bone and muscle to reach the site, we use 3-D X-ray imaging to guide us as we insert a tiny tube into the leg artery and address the clogged blood vessel. In case of stroke, retrievable stents and an array of revolutionary devices can remove the clot entirely, reversing or reducing patient symptoms even eight hours after the onset of a stroke.
1 cms.gov 2018, 2019, 2020