Our highly trained stroke team delivers leading-edge, comprehensive stroke care to patients in our communities across five counties at WellSpan acute care hospitals. Stroke care services include primary prevention of stroke, post-stroke secondary prevention, and follow-up care and rehabilitation. WellSpan's team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, therapists and other clinical staff provides state-of-the-science stroke care that allows you to stay in your home community.
If you need advanced surgical or neuroendovasculoar stroke care, you can transfer from your local WellSpan Primary Stroke Center to the Comprehensive Stroke Center at WellSpan York Hospital and stay within the WellSpan Health system. Staying within WellSpan provides you with continuity of care and peace-of-mind knowing your WellSpan stroke providers are in close communication to coordinate your best care.
Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers Throughout Central Pennsylvania
All six of the WellSpan stroke centers have received prestigious designations for their expertise in stroke care and quality in patient outcomes:
We take a team-based approach to your care at WellSpan – not only within the stroke team, but also in our close coordination of services with other WellSpan specialty providers. If you need additional care from other providers – such as cardiology, nephrology or endocrinology – we can seamlessly connect you with those WellSpan providers to help you continue on the road to wellness. We also work closely with your primary care provider to keep them informed and involved each step of the way.
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We provide care for the full range of stroke disorders, including:
- Acute ischemic stroke
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Intracerebral hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
How We Can Help
Advanced Care and Intervention
Our team is highly experienced in caring for patients who have suffered a stroke and who have conditions that could lead to a stroke in the future. We can provide a wide-range of medical therapies, including the life-saving, clot-busting medication called tPA, short for tissue plasminogen activator. When delivered early in a ischemic stroke, this medication breaks up the clot causing the stroke, restoring blood flow to the brain.
If you’ve suffered a stroke, we are able to offer advanced care in the form of aneurysmal repair after an aneurysm rupture, as well as elective aneurysm repair surgery. We also offer the following services:
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) embolization and resection
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Carotid stenting
- Craniotomy for cerebral hematoma evacuation
- Intraarterial altaplace for large vessel occlusion
- Intracerebral aneurysm clipping
- Intracerebral stenting
- Intracerebral tumor embolization
- Intracranial angioplasty
- Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator post-stroke
- Mechanical thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion
Follow-Up Care and Rehabilitation
Our neurohospitalists and advanced practice clinicians work strictly in the hospital setting to care for stroke patients. As part of their hospital stay, each stroke patient will undergo evaluations and treatment by physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. If needed, you will continue to receive these services on an outpatient basis after hospital discharge.
Treatment for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
We provide treatment for AVMs, including intracerebral repair.
The stroke team uses the latest in technology for diagnosing strokes and related conditions, including diagnostic cerebral angiography.
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