Stroke & Neurosurgery
Stroke Care and Rehabilitation
Stroke is one of the nation’s leading causes of death and a major cause of serious, long-term disability. With a Level II Trauma Center, Desert Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive care in the event that you suffer a stroke. It offers:
- A dedicated neurological critical-care unit
- A state-of-the-art, award-winning angio suite for conducting minimally invasive vascular and endovascular procedures
- Long-term outpatient care, including rehabilitation
Neurological critical care
The critical-care unit is staffed by a neurointensivist – a physician who takes a team approach in working closely with surgeons, radiologists, ER staff, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists and other care providers in neurologic emergencies. Multiple studies have shown that the outcome for patients with critical neurological conditions – such as acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm and hemorrhage – is significantly better when they are cared for by a neurointensivist.
Neurointervention allows doctors to use highly specialized techniques, where possible, to avoid conventional open surgery of the brain and spine. It has become essential for comprehensive stroke care.
Do you want to know more about our stroke-care program? Call (760) 416-4511.