Stroke Center

Published On 07/11/2011

We are proud to be the largest stroke treatment and care center in Memphis.

Methodist University, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown, Methodist North, and Methodist South hospitals hold the Primary Stroke Certification distinction by the Joint Commission. Methodist University Hospital also offers comprehensive stroke services unlike any other in Memphis, with 24/7 Neurosurgical and Interventional coverage in the most state-of-the-art facility available. 

Joint Commission Gold SealStroke Program Services

  • Comprehensive Neurosurgery-  In partnership with Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, the Brain and Spine Institute at Methodist University Hospital (MUH) provides neurosurgical services for the treatment of brain tumors, spinal disorders, traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic stroke.  The institute also utilizes radiosurgery and radiation therapy for tumor patients.
  • Neuro-Critical Care- The team of physicians and acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) provide 24/7 dedicated neuro-critical care utilizing advanced monitoring and intervention. Vascular Neurology- offers 24/7 medical care from physicians and ACNPsfor acute stroke and cerebrovascular disease.  With sophisticated brain imaging capabilities, our physicians are able expertly diagnose and treat neurological conditions.  The Vascular Neurology program also provides a Cardiac-Neuro Center sub-specialty in the Emergency Department with advanced training in the care of stroke patients.  A dedicated stroke unit monitors patients after emergent stroke treatment.
  • Endovascular Neurologic Intervention-  As a pioneer in elevating treatment options, MUH was the first in the United States to use the WEB-IT device for complicated aneurysm treatment.  This offers physicians another option for the treatment of complex aneurysms. The state-of-the-art endovascular suites employ advanced interventional imaging systems.  Common procedures include thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke, coiling of aneurysms, angioplasty and stenting of vessels, and diagnostic angiography

Cutting-edge Neurovascular Center

In 2011, Methodist University Hospital unveiled its Neurovascular Center, featuring the Artis Zee biplane system and Artis Zeego angiography system by Siemens©. The only one of its kind in the Mid-South, this technology provides highly detailed images and three-dimensional views of a patient’s blood vessels leading to the brain during minimally invasive procedures to treat and reverse stroke.

After completion of the suite in January 2011, Siemens© chose the Methodist Neurovascular Center as a national show site for the Artis Zee and Artis Zeego systems. Physicians from around the world visit our facility to see how this technology is changing the face of intervention and treatment for strokes.

The Neurovascular Center also serves as an unparalleled training ground for the Residents and Fellows from the Neurology and Neurosurgery Programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

For more information about stroke, including knowing your risk factors or the signs and symptoms,  visit our stroke education page.

Stroke Support Groups

We hold monthly stroke support groups for patients, family, and caregivers at several locations.

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