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Neurology Services at Banner Desert Medical Center

Excellence in Neurological Care – Certified Stroke Center

Banner Desert Medical Center and our Banner Brain & Spine team provides excellent care and treatment for stroke. Immediate care for stroke patients begins in the Banner Desert Emergency Room and extends throughout the hospital stay. This includes advanced imaging for emergent intervention, neurosurgical procedures, medication management, including the administration of Alteplase (the only medication approved by the FDA for stroke), and assessment for each patient’s rehabilitation needs and other services following discharge from the hospital.

Multidisciplinary Care

Our multidisciplinary Stroke Center team is composed of Stroke Neurologists, Neuro Endovascular Specialists, Neurosurgeons, specialty trained nurses, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, rehabilitation therapists, and multiple other health care professionals. This dedicated Banner Brain & Spine team works diligently to develop an individualized plan of care to meet each patient’s recovery goal for an optimal outcome.

As a top Certified Stroke Center in the East Valley, Banner Desert features the following:

  • In-person evaluation by a Neurologist 24/7/365
  • Neuro Endovascular Stroke Care (clot removal, aneurysm treatment, etc.) 24/7/365
  • Participation in ongoing clinical patient-centered research on Stroke, Neuro Endovascular and acute Neuroscience emergencies
  • Innovative care, such as inventing the VAN tool for identifying Large Vessel Strokes earlier to save lives.
  • Consistently one of the highest volume Stroke centers in Arizona. Number 1 in 2017 and 2018.