The Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore is a recognized leader in stroke services including state-of-the art acute and long-term management and preventative care. As a designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, Montefiore, The Stern Stroke Center identifies and treats victims of stroke rapidly and efficiently, offering immediate access to stroke specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Stroke Team at Montefiore’s Comprehensive Center for Stroke is focused on providing the best possible stroke-related care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to provide stroke care in the hospital and are supporting our outpatients with stroke prevention and healthy living strategies
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If you have non-urgent stroke related questions, call us at (718) 920-6444.
Your stroke providers Daniel Antoniello, Kerri-Ann Bell, Natalie Cheng, Charles Esenwa, Daniel Labovitz, Ava Liberman, Taha Nisar, Kathryn Kirchoff, David Rahimian, Ida Rampersad, Tina Rolston-Duncan, Ainie Soetanto
The Center treats more than 1400 acute stroke patients per year, making it the second busiest stroke center in New York State.
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone suffers a stroke, and every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke. At the Stern Stroke Center, we recognize that the quality of care that a patient receives immediately after a stroke makes all the difference. It's why we coordinate care with a range of Montefiore specialists on the stroke team, including:
Ischemic stroke is caused by a blockage in a blood vessel in the brain. Some stroke patients can have the blockage removed with a procedure called thrombectomy, similar to the way we open blockages in the heart during a heart attack. For some patients with acute stroke, a thrombectomy (treatment with a catheter to open up the blocked blood vessel) can dramatically improve recovery. As soon as thrombectomy became standard of care for acute stroke in 2015, Montefiore stepped up and has grown to become one of the leading thrombectomy centers in the country.
Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting are procedures to open cholesterol blockages that can cause stroke, but the procedures have some risk. From July 2019 through December 2020, Montefiore surgeons performed 97 carotid endarterectomy surgeries and placed 23 carotid artery stents with no stroke complications in any of the patients.
A highly- skilled team evaluates each patient and devises a comprehensive, individualized plan of treatment. The Stern Stroke Center provides care for acute stroke, including the administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and advanced endovascular procedures.
Our inpatient team of doctors, nurses, rehabilitation specialists and social workers with expertise in the care of stroke patients seek to identify the patient’s stroke risk factors, maximize patient safety and ensure a smooth transition to outpatient rehabilitation and stroke prevention. Care starts in the emergency department and continues after the patient leaves the hospital.
We invite you to contact us for more information on how we collaborate with patients and members of their care team (physicians and rehabilitation specialists) to improve quality of life and reduce the chance of recurrent stroke.