Nationally Recognized Expertise in Evaluating and Treating Strokes
Quick action is required when you or a family member is experiencing a stroke. The longer it takes to recognize the need for medical help, the more brain cells you may lose. While the symptoms of a stroke may last only a few minutes, that doesn’t mean you are out of danger. Stroke kills more than 137,000 people each year in the United States and is the leading cause of adult disability.
If you suspect that you have recently had a stroke—or if you have sought treatment already and wonder if further treatment would help—Loyola Medicine’s nationally recognized neurologists can help you with evaluation and treatment in our second opinion stroke clinic.
Loyola’s multidisciplinary team of stroke experts will collaborate with you and your doctors to reach the best outcome based on current evidence, whether your diagnosis is:
- Brain aneurysm
- Carotid artery disease
- Cerebral vascular malformation
- Stroke, whether hemorrhagic or ischemic
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
Your Loyola neurologist will take a detailed personal and medical history and conduct a thorough physical and neurological exam. Your neurologist will review all current test results and may order new ones. Your doctor will advise the next best steps, whether that includes prescription management, medical therapy or physical rehabilitation. We always take into account your personal treatment goals.
Loyola also provides rehabilitation through the stroke rehabilitation program. Loyola’s doctors, rehabilitation nurses, licensed physical and occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists will help you regain motor function, mobility, gait, speech, coordination, balance and psychological well-being.
Loyola recognizes the important role that caregivers and family play in your recovery and offers post-stroke support groups and counseling. See all support groups.
Why Choose Loyola for Second Opinion Stroke Evaluation?
The Stroke Center at Loyola is composed of a nationally recognized team of experts in nearly every facet of stroke-related care, including emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, rehabilitative services, social work, nutrition, pharmacy and specialty nursing.
Loyola University Medical Center is certified by The Joint Commission as a comprehensive stroke center. Loyola’s Stroke Center has been recognized by the American Stroke Association with its Get with the Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for nine years running for our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care. Loyola is also the only academic medical center in the Chicago area accredited as a stroke specialty program by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International. The neurology and neurosurgery care at Loyola University Medical Center has also been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in their 2020-21 Best Hospitals list.
As an academic medical center, Loyola provides compassionate, exceptional care to patients and trains future leaders in neurology and neurosurgery.
Loyola’s Stroke Center and neuro intensive care unit are staffed by dedicated stroke neurologists, hospitalists and Magnet-status nurses.