Stroke & Neurocritical Care Center Overview

The Rutgers Health Stroke and Neurocritical Care Center provides 24-hour inpatient, emergency evaluation and treatment of patients experiencing stroke, intracranial bleeding, and vascular conditions leading to stroke. The center employs a multidisciplinary approach to rapidly evaluate and treat stroke patients, which includes:

  • Consultations on surgical, cardiac, and dietary approaches to stroke
  • Diagnostic neuroradiology (imaging of the central nervous system - the brain and spine – plus the head and neck)
  • Emergency stroke treatment protocol that includes administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), mechanical clot removal, angioplasty with stenting, and embolic protection in the removal of blockages in the brain
  • Endovascular stroke treatment
  • Endovascular surgical neuroradiology (to address conditions that affect the way blood moves through the body)
  • Imaging techniques, including CT-angiography and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Stroke prevention, management, and rehabilitation, as well as social services
  • Vascular neurology (examination of conditions that affect the structure and function of blood vessels supplying the brain)

The center also has dedicated neurosurgical critical care and neuroscience/stroke inpatient units with nurses trained in neurological care.

Physicians at the Rutgers Health Stroke and Neurocritical Care Center are on the faculty of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in research and in teaching about all aspects of neurology and stroke care, and each brings leading-edge knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.

If you or a loved one is seeking diagnosis and treatment for such neurological conditions as stroke and intracranial bleeding, please make an appointment with the Rutgers Health Stroke and Neurocritical Care Center today.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any warning signs of stroke, please call 9-1-1 immediately. Every minute counts.