Neurosciences

The region’s first choice for neurosciences patients, WakeMed provides the most comprehensive range of neurosciences services in Wake County. We partner with board-certified neurosurgeons, neurologists, critical care intensivists, neuroradiologists and rehabilitation experts to create a coordinated multidisciplinary team. Our excellence in cardiac and vascular procedures extends to neurosciences with specialists in cardiovascular and neurovascular intervention working together to manage complex central nervous system vascular disorders.

WakeMed Neurosciences programs and services include:

Expertise in Neurosurgery & Neurovascular Surgery
WakeMed Neurosciences specialists offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for stroke, aneurysms, blocked carotid arteries and brain and spine tumors. Such state-of-the-art procedures as minimally invasive cerebral angioplasty and coiling, extracranial/intracranial bypass surgery and carotid endarterectomy are available at WakeMed.

WakeMed Stroke Program
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is home to a nationally certified primary stroke center. As a Joint Commission certified stroke center, WakeMed has a proven commitment to quality stroke care and follows national best practices that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. In addition, WakeMed stroke specialists continue to receive awards from the American Heart and Stroke Association for excellence in stroke care.

The WakeMed Stroke Team offers preventive care as well as emergent stroke treatments, including IV tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), intra-arterial t-PA, Merci® clot retrieval and the use of the catheter-based Penumbra device to restore blood flow.