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Stroke Treatment




Recognize a stroke. Then recognize the experts.

At Kettering Health Network, our interdisciplinary team of physicians, stroke trained nurses and support staff immediately go to work to save your brain, implementing cutting-edge treatments to address your specific stroke condition.

Our Team

Each specialist has a role to play in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Their integrated approach to your care is centered on stopping the stroke and reversing its impact on your brain and function.

This is a physician specializing in conditions and disease involving the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

A subspecialty of radiology, this specialist focuses on diagnostics of the head and neck, central and peripheral nervous system, and spine using imaging modalities and scans.

A subspecialty of neurology and general surgery, the neurosurgeon specializes in surgical procedures specific to the nervous system including the brain, spinel cord, peripheral nerves, and cerebrovascular system.

Specialty trained to improve and restore function and quality of life.

A subspecialty of neurology, this specialist specializes in cerebrovascular disease and vascular diseases of the central nervous system. Their expertise is in the diagnosis and management of stroke and brain imaging.





Neurointerventional Services
Cutting-edge Treatment Options

Using the latest knowledge in the treatment of strokes, your multidisciplinary team goes to work with these life-saving and damage reversing solutions:

Clot Busting Drugs
Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) is used to address ischemic strokes, those in which a clot has impeded blood flow to a portion of the brain. tPA is injected right into the spot of the clot, dissolving it and preventing cell damage to the brain by restoring oxygen flow. tPA works best when put to work at the first notice of symptoms.

Clot Removal
Neurointerventionalists perform minimally invasive procedures by inserting tiny, flexible tubes (catheters) into blood vessels leading to the brain. These procedures include balloon and stent assisted coil embolization of brain aneurysms, mechanical clot removal (thrombectomy) to restore cerebral blood flow, and other procedures. Usually, the incisions are smaller, there is less pain for the patient and the hospital stay is shorter.

Brain Bleed Treatments
When arteries in the brain leak blood or rupture you are facing a hemorrhagic stroke. Treating a bleed in the brain requires the detailed care and expertise of the operator. At Kettering Health Network, our neurointernventionalists provide the most advanced care including aneurysm clipping and coil embolization.