Kingwood Medical Center’s Neuroscience Program is accredited by Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center – in northeast Houston – and is a recipient of the American Stroke Association's Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.
Our comprehensive team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional radiologists, neuro-critical care intensivists and neuro nurse practitioners to care for patients suffering from but not limited to:
- Back pain caused by a range of conditions such as arthritis, scoliosis, herniated discs or compression fractures
- Brain and spinal tumors including pituitary or metastatic tumors, acoustic neuromas, colloid cysts and many others
- Brain aneurysms – weakened or bulging spots in a blood vessel in the brain
- Stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel is blocked (ischemic) or is bleeding (hemorrhagic) and interrupts the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the brain
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To meet with a member of our neuroscience team and discuss any of the conditions or procedures listed here, a physician referral is required. Call 1-800-258-5064 for more information.
Our Stroke Team developed a system for rapid diagnosis and treatment in the first few hours after the onset of symptoms for stroke patients. Because during a stroke, time lost is brain lost.
Using advanced 3D road-mapping and with high-resolution images physicians are able to perform neuro-interventional procedures including mechanical thrombectomy for ischemic strokes and endovascular coiling for aneurysms.
Providing a continuum of care from the Emergency Department through rehabilitation, Kingwood Medical Center offers stroke patients the highest level of care with the advantage of being close to home.
Emergency CT scanning is available 24/7 to evaluate if a patient has an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Evaluation of ischemic stroke patients for endovascular therapies includes understanding the amount of brain that is potentially damaged versus the amount of brain that is salvageable.
Combining image-guided neurosurgery with MRI capabilities allows physicians to pinpoint the exact location of lesions in the brain. Patients with vascular malformations and tumors in the brain can benefit from pre-surgical embolization to reduce chances of bleeding during the surgical resection
Following neurosurgery and neurointerventional procedures, patients begin the recovery process under the supervision of a critical care intensivist who manages pre-existing conditions, postoperative developments and provides guidance to other specialists and nurses in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The recovery phase is critical. With a goal of optimizing organ functioning, the neuro critical care team helps patients recover more quickly and spend less time in the hospital.
In addition to the treatments and care provided for neurological events, Kingwood Medical Center patients often require speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and neuro-rehabilitation to aid in stroke recovery. The hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation program is under the direction of board certified neurologists ensuring that a stroke specialist is intimately involved with your care from the time of arrival in the Emergency Department until returning home.
Our Sleep Center of Excellence offers comprehensive services by physicians board-certified in sleep medicine to patients suffering from a range of sleep disorders including insomnia, excessive sleepiness, snoring, poor sleep or even night terrors. Board-certified sleep specialists monitor patients to ensure optimal testing processes for accurate diagnosis and treatment options. With an order from your physician, you can schedule an appointment by calling toll-free 1-855-230-8516.
To find a doctor near you, call our physician referral line at 1-800-258-5064.
Stroke Warning Signs
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is one of the biggest challenges of stroke awareness. If you or someone you know experiences the symptoms of a stroke, remember to act F.A.S.T.
|F(ace)||When the person smiles, notice whether or not one side of the face droops.|
|A(rms)||Does one arm drift downward when the person tries to raise both arms?|
|S(peech)||Can you understand the person when he/she tries to repeat a simple sentence?|
|T(ime)||Time is important. If any of these symptoms are present, call 9-1-1 immediately.|
Other signs of a stroke include sudden onset of confusion, loss of coordination including walking or balancing, numbness or weakness on one side of the body, severe headache or vision problems in one or both eyes.