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Cerebrovascular Diseases

The UTHealth Neurosciences Stroke Center has long been a leader in the treatment of stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. UTHealth physicians helped Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center become the first in Texas to earn The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) Certification in 2013, the highest quality standard for stroke care in the United States at the time. In  addition, the American Heart Association recognized Memorial Hermann-TMC with the Get With The  Guidelines®—Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Role Elite Plus in 2018.

The team treating cerebrovascular diseases also provides coordinated care for patients with aneurysms, carotid occlusive disease and intracranial vascular malformations, including open surgical and endovascular treatments such as angioplasty, stenting, thrombectomy, and embolization.

Our physicians stand among an elite group of providers in the country focused on complex stroke care. They practice at locations across the city, caring for patients with all types of strokes and other cerebrovascular issues. The Memorial Hermann-TMC Comprehensive Stroke Center is the flagship of the program, home to the 10-county Greater Houston area’s largest onsite stroke team.

UTHealth neurologists and neurosurgeons use leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat more than 4,000 stroke and aneurysm patients annually, ensuring that each patient gets the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. By working closely with the Houston Fire Department and local EMS services, the stroke team has logged an impressive record of success in the administration of the clot-busting drug tPA — more than five times the national average of 5 percent.

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At UTHealth Neurosciences, we offer patients access to specialized neurological care at clinics across the greater Houston area. To ask us a question, schedule an appointment, or learn more about us, please call (713) 486-8000, or click below to send us a message. In the event of an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.


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