Stroke & Neurosciences
When a neurological illness strikes, it can be unexpected and devastating to you and your family. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, advanced technology and highly skilled, specialized physicians, Maimonides delivers the highest quality, personalized care. 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 department 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.
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 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.
Maimonides Medical Center offers 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.
The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides has been recognized for six consecutive years with the Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus and Target Stroke “Elite Plus” honor roll by the American Stroke Association, the highest awards and recognitions achievable. Please visit the Jaffe Stroke Center webpage for more information.
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. Learn more about how our specialists integrate telestroke medicine at the Jaffe Stroke Center.
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.
Find out more and speak with a specialist.
Call 718-283-7470 to make an appointment with a stroke and neurosciences specialist or request an appointment online today.