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Neurological care

Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the treatment, function and diagnosis of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord.

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Neurologists and neurosurgeons in Margate, Florida

Neurological conditions require specialized care from experienced, collaborative doctors.

At HCA Florida Northwest Hospital, we offer access to a highly trained neurological care team to treat brain, nerve and spinal conditions. Our neurology specialists use state-of-the-art technology and collaborate across multiple specialties to ensure high quality care for our patients.

Our neurology program

The neurological care program at our hospital brings together the efforts and experience of highly skilled physicians, nurses, technologists and other neurological health professionals. This team works together to deliver personalized neurological treatment and care for every patient.

Advanced neurological care

We offer a full range of diagnostics, medical and surgical procedures, rehabilitation, preventive care and additional support services for patients with neurological disorders. Additionally, when surgery is necessary, we have dedicated operating rooms equipped with advanced surgical technology.

Our neurological care team includes:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Nurses
  • Radiologists
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Internists

Spine care

From disc diseases to spinal cord injuries, our neurological care specialists partner with our orthopedic specialists to treat a variety of back, neck and spine conditions. We offer comprehensive spine care, including diagnostics, nonsurgical treatments, minimally invasive surgeries and rehabilitation therapies.

Stroke care

Our emergency room (ER) team is equipped 24/7 to provide emergency stroke treatment, and our hospital is a designated Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This designation means that we have demonstrated that our stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Understanding stroke

A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident or CVA, occurs when a part of the brain’s blood supply is suddenly interrupted by a clot (a mass of blood) or when a blood vessel bursts. When blood flow is blocked, brain cells die because oxygen and nutrients cannot get through.

Stroke symptoms

By learning the signs of a stroke and acting quickly when they occur, you can prevent disability and death. Common stroke symptoms include sudden:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Severe headache with no known cause (may be accompanied by pain in the face or stiffness in the neck)
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes (such as blurred, blackened or double vision)
  • Trouble speaking
  • Trouble walking

If you think you are experiencing a stroke, don't drive. Call 911. Getting immediate attention from a specialized stroke care team can dramatically increase the chances of survival and recovery for a person experiencing a stroke.

Stroke treatment

Our stroke team, comprised of emergency medicine physicians, nurses and neurologists, is specifically trained to treat a stroke. When a patient arrives at our stroke center, a physical exam is conducted, and tests are done immediately to identify the cause of the stroke.

Depending on the diagnosis, our specialists may perform a cutting-edge procedure that uses blood vessels to deliver tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) — a protein that breaks down blood clots — to specific parts of the brain. Other stroke treatments include carotid surgery and carotid artery stents.

Stroke support

We offer a Stroke Victors Support Group, which is designed to provide additional support and care to all stroke survivors and their families. The meetings take place in Conference Room 2 of our hospital at 2:00pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

Neurological rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is an important part of returning to your daily life following a stroke or other neurological event. That's why our hospital provides physical therapy and rehabilitation services tailored to your unique condition and needs. Through neurological rehabilitation, experienced therapists help you regain function, achieve independence and recover safely.

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