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Neurology and Neurosurgery

The expert physicians and neurosurgeons at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems.

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Neurology

Our neurologists provide neurologic consultation for the departments of medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, emergency and outpatient services. In addition, they are on the cutting edge of the latest clinical research. They provide diagnostic and treatment services for patients who require:

Stroke Care

Seconds count when your brain is under attack. That's why a team springs into action when a stroke patients arrives. The team includes neuro-interventional radiologists as well as special nurses and therapists, so patients receive complete, compassionate care to aid in their recovery. Team members:

  • Quickly determine how severe the stroke is
  • Evaluate whether the patient can benefit can benefit from sophisticated "clot-buster" drugs, which greatly improve the odds of recovery. These drugs must be given within three hours of the first symptom of stroke, plus patients must meet other health criteria.
  • Initiate treatment based on each patient's individual circumstances

The Joint Commission, an independent health-care standards group, has awarded Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus' stroke program advanced certification and its Gold Seal of Approval as a Primary Stroke Center. The designation recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

As part of the certification process, we underwent on-site evaluation and demonstrated compliance with nationally-developed standards for stroke care. To get the certification as a Primary Stroke Center, we demonstrated the ability to provide effective, timely care to stroke victims and can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. In addition, we have earned the title of a State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Designated Primary Stroke Center.

We offer a Stroke Support Group for survivors and their caregivers. Learn more.

Rehabilitation

Learn more about the Occpational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy services at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, as well as the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a minimally-invasive, targeted treatment performed by radiology specialists using imaging guidance. Because the procedures avoid open surgery, they are easier for you, the patient, as there are no large incisions, less risk, less pain, and the procedure is less costly than traditional surgery. They also have shorter recovery times. Learn more.

Contact Us

For more information on neurology services, please call 203.789.6047.

Neurosurgery

Our expert neurosurgeons care for the entire spectrum of surgically treated disorders, ranging from brain tumors and aneurysms to spinal disorders and peripheral nerve problems. Our specialists use sophisticated technology such as the CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery system, a non-invasive procedure that can destroy malignant and benign brain tumors with pinpoint accuracy. Our neurosurgeons treat a range of conditions including:

  • Brain tumors
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain malformations
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Degenerative spinal disease (disc herniations, stenosis)
  • Spinal instability (injury, scoliosis, etc.)
  • Adult hydrocephalus
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment and injuries
  • Complex pain syndromes

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