Telestroke

As an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, certified by The Joint Commission, UT Southwestern offers the highest level of stroke care to our patients.

Our highly trained stroke team shares its expertise with outside facilities through our telestroke program. Telestroke allows quick delivery of care for acute stroke in emergency rooms that lack neurologist coverage, while providing other capable stroke centers in the community the option of transfers to UT Southwestern for more complex cases, such as aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and large ischemic strokes.

Telestroke connects our specialists with stroke patients at hospitals throughout Texas by utilizing FDA-approved technology. A telemedicine robot provides immediate, live, audiovisual interaction between stroke patients and UT Southwestern stroke specialists. The technology also delivers high-quality neuroimaging through a secure connection.

Our telestroke program receives high marks not only for its high-quality service but also for the close relationship our stroke program establishes with health care providers through stroke education and quality-improvement initiatives.

For more information about our telestroke program, please call Suzanne Stone, Stroke Program Manager, 214-645-4688.