Neurosciences & Stroke

Conditions affecting the brain are often mysterious and stressful, which is why you need a team at your side. Clinical expertise, compassionate patient care and research are important parts of neurosciences at Banner Health.

We bring together teams of neurologists, neurosurgeons and other brain specialists to help you find the care you need. Our patients include those suffering from diseases, disorders and injuries that affect the brain, spine and nervous system.

Neurological Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system, from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease to stroke, brain tumors, spinal cord injuries and concussions.

We sponsor and participate in clinical trials so patients have access to the latest neurological diagnostic tests and neurological treatment options.

Neurology Specialty Centers

To treat stroke in adults, we have certified stroke centers across Arizona and Colorado. Our certified stroke centers include:

When it comes to caring for children, Cardon Children's Medical Center and Diamond Children's Medical Center offer special care for kids with conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system.

We’re world-renowned for our research into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions at Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, Arizona. We’re also a Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's care and research at Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Neurosciences & Stroke Services in Your Area

Banner Desert Medical Center

1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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Excellence in Neurological Care – Certified Stroke Center

Banner Desert Medical Center 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 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.

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