Bayfront Health St. Petersburg provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for disorders that affect the body’s nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves. We offer sophisticated diagnostic testing capabilities and advanced treatment options, caring for patients in the emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings. Our expert team of specialists develop care plans that use the latest in technologies, minimally invasive procedures and rehabilitation therapies. Merging advanced medical care with extensive knowledge and experience, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Neuroscience can provide seamless care for you or your loved one through each stage of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Our comprehensive care covers a wide range of conditions, including:
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Neuroscience has a dedicated team of providers, including board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, an interventional neuroradiologist and experts specializing in stroke, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease care. These specialists collaborate with a highly trained team of nurses, rehabilitation therapists and support staff to provide comprehensive neurological care, from diagnosis and evaluation, to treatment, recovery and rehabilitation.
Designed to offer the highest level of diagnostics and treatment for a wide variety of neurological disorders, our Neuroscience Unit features:
Our state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic lab is fully equipped to aid our specialists in diagnosing neurological conditions and evaluating the extent of illness or injury. Diagnostic testing includes:
Located on the hospital campus, the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Epilepsy Center is dedicated to providing quality care to those living with epilepsy or seizure disorders. We offer evaluation, diagnostics, medical therapy, clinical trials, surgical intervention and ongoing support. As a Level IV Epilepsy Center accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers -- and the only such center in Pinellas County -- our program also can offer a comprehensive evaluation for epilepsy surgery. We provide care for a broad range of seizure and epilepsy patients, including those with:
We also provide subspecialty care in other areas of epilepsy, including:
Advanced diagnostic technology provides our specialists with a detailed record of seizure activity and can help identify the area of the brain involved, allowing doctors to classify and determine the cause of the seizure or epilepsy. Our capabilities include:
Our team of specialists includes a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, a neurosurgeon, a neuropsychologist, EEG technologists, neuroscience nurses, speech pathologists and social workers. Our multidisciplinary treatment team also includes pharmacists, a neuroradiologist, a pathologist and a nuclear medicine specialist. The Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Epilepsy Center team works together to provide compassionate, seamless care and individualized treatment plans.
Our center is designed to provide care for all patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders. To schedule a consultation, please call our physician referral service at (844) 4BH-EPIL (424-3745).
When trauma happens, every minute counts. You need more than an emergency department, and you need it quickly. As a Level II Trauma Center, we have the capabilities to provide highly specialized, and swift, care for the most critical injuries, including traumatic head and spinal cord injuries. Our trauma care includes:
Patients recovering from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries often require extensive rehabilitation therapy. Our brain injury unit, together with a nationally recognized rehabilitation program featuring both inpatient and outpatient services, provides patients with the support and care they need to successfully return to their home and their community.
Whether your surgical needs involve a minimally invasive procedure, such as micro-disc surgery, or more complex brain and spinal cord surgery, our board-certified neurosurgeons are highly trained and skilled in performing a wide variety of neurological procedures.
Whenever possible and appropriate, our surgeons opt for minimally invasive procedures, including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and inoperative monitoring to prevent damage during surgery. We also offer treatment of movement disorders, such as epilepsy surgery and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.
At Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, we understand the challenges that can come with a neurological disorder or injury. We are here to care for our patients and their loved ones through diagnosis and treatment as well as the next steps of treatment and recovery. We offer a variety of support groups, including for stroke survivors and brain injury survivors. Support groups can empower patients and families with knowledge and resources needed for their continued recovery and let them know they are not alone.
For patients exhibiting stroke symptoms, time is crucial. Quick diagnosis and initiation of treatment can result in better outcomes and less long-term impact for the patient. To best care for stroke patients in our community, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has earned DNV-GL Comprehensive Stroke Center accreditation, which designates hospitals with the advanced infrastructure, technology, staff and training to receive and treat patients of any age and with all types of strokes. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, we are equipped and prepared to treat strokes faster than non-designated hospitals, offering:
Our stroke care ensures:
Our stroke services range from emergency care to rehabilitation. In the emergency department, our brain attack team is trained to provide a rapid response, including minimally invasive, clot-busting technology. Our interventional neuroradiology team is able to diagnose and provide prompt, minimally invasive treatment options for severe, life-threatening conditions, including stroke and brain aneurysm. And our rehabilitation services for stroke patients include a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs. Working with a multidisciplinary team of skilled doctors, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, nurses and psychologists, patients learn the skills needed to help them regain their sense of independence and purpose.
Our expert stroke care team provides swift and potentially lifesaving care for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Our advanced, minimally invasive treatment options include:
The National Stroke Association identifies stroke as a leading cause of death among Americans and the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. On average, someone will suffer a stroke every 40 seconds and someone will die from a stroke every four hours. Recognizing stroke symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. can help save a life. Know the signs of a stroke:
If you suspect someone is having a stroke, remember the B.E.F.A.S.T. awareness slogan.
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