Stroke & Neurosciences
At Maimonides, we understand that when a neurological illness strikes, it can be unexpected and devastating to you and you family. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, advanced technology and highly skilled, specialized physicians, our Neuroscience Institute and the Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides deliver highest quality, personalized care. Our services are comprised of dedicated centers designed to address special neurological issues.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. We have created several centers and services to address the special needs of our patients through a multi-disciplinary approach and a high degree of specialization from diagnosis to treatment:
Balance & Dizziness
Headaches. migraines, chronic headaches
Memory Disorders: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, other memory disorders
Movement Disorders: Parkinson’s disease, peripheral nerve and muscle disease
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the US, and is a sudden and potentially devastating medical emergency. As in any medical emergency, it is critically important where a stroke patient receives care. That's why more patients visit Maimonides than other medical centers in the region. The Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides is in the top 5 percent of stroke centers in the nation and rated one of the top two stroke facilities in New York State.
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, delivered with skill and compassion. Our highly trained neurosurgical team provides surgical treatment for vascular, tumorous and degenerative lesions of the brain, skull base and spine.
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, the revolutionary MERCI Retriever system, can remove the clot entirely, reversing or reducing patient symptoms even eight hours after the onset of a stroke.