Brain Related

Brain-Related Disorders

Our Neuroscience Centers are equipped to handle serious brain-related conditions. Several of our hospitals are certified stroke centers, specializing in emergency care for stroke and TIA. Our emergency departments are equipped to handle brain and spinal injury and we offer a dedicated center for concussion and other screening for athletes. In addition, we offer one of New Jersey's most comprehensive epilepsy programs, treating all forms of epilepsy and seizure disorders. Our integrated team of neurologists, surgeons, and oncologists coordinate sophisticated care to patients with brain and spine tumors.

Stroke Centers

Our stroke centers specialize in emergency care, inpatient treatment, and rehabilitation for stroke and TIA. We have a designated stroke team of doctors, nurses and therapists, state-of-the-art diagnostic brain imaging capabilities, an intensive care unit led by nurses skilled in neurological emergencies, an inpatient stroke care unit with specially trained nurses along with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs. Additionally, teams of neurosurgeons at these facilities provide critical support for sophisticated stroke treatment, utilizing technical advances in microsurgery and monitoring of intracranial pressure. In some severe cases of hemorrhagic stroke, neurosurgery may be necessary.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and has been certified by The Joint Commission. A Comprehensive Stroke Center offers specialized care to patients who suffer the most complex strokes and need specialized testing and immediate interventions. Clara Maass, Community, Monmouth and our Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers have been designated as Primary Stroke Centers indicating that these facilities have dedicated the resources to effectively treat a stroke patient during an emergency. Our Stroke Recovery Program, a specialized rehabilitation program for stroke survivors, is also offered at Monmouth Medical Center through a partnership with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls.


Epilepsy & Seizure Centers

We are home to one of the state's most comprehensive Epilepsy and Seizure Programs. Our Medical Centers provide superior care to adults and children with epilepsy and related seizure disorders. A full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, medical treatments, surgical options and support are available to patients with epilepsy throughout our neuroscience programs. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are among New Jersey's most experienced epilepsy specialists. More.

Brain & Spinal Tumors

The David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at the Leon Hess Cancer Center provides a full spectrum of comprehensive services to treat benign and malignant tumors originating in the brain and spinal cord, as well as neurological complications of cancer that has spread to other regions of the body. Because of the complexity of brain tumors, our patients benefit from the collaboration and advanced treatment options offered by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals. Our mission is to provide the best clinical management and treatment options for brain tumor patients, and to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families by addressing their multidimensional needs, which include physical, social/family, emotional, functional, cognitive, and spiritual dimensions, through excellence of clinical management and research programs. More.

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