Stroke and Neurovascular Program at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.
Physician Leaders in Stroke and Neurovascular Care
If a stroke, brain aneurysm or something else goes wrong with this “neurovascular” system, there is no better resource for highly specialized treatment than Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Here, our neurologists, interventional neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, and physiatrists (physician specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation) combine their expert skills and knowledge.
The goal is to offer patients the latest, research-proven treatment options for even the rarest, most complicated disorders of the blood vessels of the brain and spine. They offer comprehensive, state-of-the art diagnostic procedures and treatments, including minimally invasive catheter-based treatments (endovascular surgical neuroradiology). Through our Neurovascular Second Opinion Program we explore treatment options for patients with all types of neurovascular disorders.
Time and Experience Matter for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions
As eastern Wisconsin’s only certified Adult Level I Trauma Center, physicians and staff at our Emergency Department are specially trained in stroke recognition. They also are experts in emergency treatment for ruptured brain aneurysms and raised intracranial pressure, an increase in pressure inside the skull that results from or causes brain injury.
We collaborate with Flight For Life for emergency air transport and work with hospitals throughout the area to transfer patients or bring physician expertise to them. For instance, Froedtert & the Medical College stroke specialists use Telestroke, a computer-video system, to remotely assess patients and advise regarding brain-saving stroke treatments.
For stroke patients, we strive to offer the fastest, most comprehensive advanced stroke diagnosis and care in the region.
- Around the clock, the Froedtert Acute Stroke Team (FAST) is staffed by stroke specialists with extensive experience in rapidly administering tPA, a treatment that can stop an ischemic stroke (the most common type) in its tracks.
- Thanks to their expertise, the team has been able to extend the window of treatment for opening blocked arteries up to 12 hours and beyond using sophisticated neuro-interventional treatments.
- The Stroke and Neurovascular Program is the first program in the region to be awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This means we are part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care.
- Froedtert & the Medical College was the first in Wisconsin — and among the first in the nation — to receive certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This certification is considered the “gold seal of approval” in the healthcare industry. Learn more about stroke care.
For these reasons and more, patients come to us from throughout the state, Midwest and country for expertise and treatment solutions not readily available elsewhere. All neurovascular patients benefit from other advantages available at Froedtert & the Medical College: