Stroke

UT Southwestern Medical Center has received Joint Commission certification as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. We are the only Joint Commission designated center in North Texas, one of only two in the state of Texas, and the only dual-certified hospital system in the nation. There are 63 total centers in the United States.

This new level of certification recognizes the significant resources in infrastructure, staff, and training that comprehensive stroke centers must have to provide state-of-the-art complex stroke care.

Leading the Nation in Stroke Care

As one of the nation’s top stroke treatment facilities, we treat more aneurysm cases than any other facility. Our neurosurgeons’ expertise attracts patients from around the world, and neurologists and neurosurgeons throughout Texas and the five-state area refer their most complex cases to UT Southwestern for the treatment of serious stroke, threatened stroke, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

In addition to treating patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, we also treat patients with the following conditions:

  • Strokes due to hypercoagulable states and genetic disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vasculitis

Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatment facilities enable our neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroradiologists to treat all forms of stroke and blood vessel disease affecting the brain and spinal cord.

Our Renowned Stroke Team

Our stroke specialists pioneered the use of advanced treatments that have become standards in treating patients who have experienced a stroke as well as developed many of the clot-dissolving drugs in use today.