Ascension Providence Rochester Opens Advanced Stroke Care Center

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital has opened a new advanced stroke care center.
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Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital has opened a new advanced stroke care center. // Photo courtesy of Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital has opened a new advanced stroke care center.

The Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital Stroke and Neuroendovascular Center provides minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in the brain, including specialized care for people who have experienced or are at risk for a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), people who have a complex neurovascular disease such as a brain aneurysm, and more.

Operating under the direction of Dr. John Whapham, the center will provide benefits to patients who have experienced a stroke and are in need of a highly advanced level of care.

“When a stroke occurs, every second counts,” Whapham says. “The faster you seek care, the greater the chance of recovery. The Stroke and Neuroendovascular Center delivers immediate care to patients experiencing acute strokes when the treatment window is limited. We use the latest imaging technologies and minimally invasive treatments with a focus on patient outcomes.”

Christopher Palazzolo, president of Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, says, “Our continual commitment to delivering high-quality patient care using advanced technology makes Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital an important destination for anyone who experiences the symptoms of stroke in our area.”

When considered separately from other cardiovascular diseases, stroke ranks number five among all causes of death in the U.S., causing 146,383 deaths in 2017. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.

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