Stroke/Brain/Spine at Good Shepherd
Innovation and advanced diagnostic services
Good Shepherd Health System provides both innovative and advanced diagnostic and treatment services for neurology and neurosurgical patients. We service a comprehensive variety of diseases and disorders of the nervous system, including diagnoses of stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, seizures, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system (and its subdivisions, the autonomic nervous system and the somatic nervous system); including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle. Neurological practice relies heavily on the field of neuroscience, which is the scientific study of the nervous system. A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system is made of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. It includes the brain and spinal cord.
Neurosurgery is the specialized field of surgery that treats diseases that affect the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. The field of neurosurgery is one of the most sophisticated surgical specialties, and it encompasses advanced surgical and imaging technology and new research in molecular neurosurgery and gene therapy.
Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment
With a stroke, time is of the essence. According to the American Heart Association, more than 795,000 people suffer from a stroke each year. Diseases, conditions, age and lifestyle habits are contributing factors that can lead to a stroke. Stroke is an emergency where every minute counts.
Use the acronym F.A.S.T. to quickly identify stroke symptoms and react swiftly:
Face: Facial droop, uneven smile
Arm: Arm numbness, arm weakness
Speech: Slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding
Time: Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately
With a combined team of experienced, highly trained clinical staff, you can rest assured you will receive the advanced stroke care and treatment for which Good Shepherd has become known.
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