A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, causing damage to nearly two million brain cells every minute. "Time is brain" during a stroke, so it's important for a patient to get help as quickly as possible from medical professionals highly trained in stroke diagnosis and treatment.
The hospitals of Rochester Regional Health lead our area in both the number of stroke cases treated and the proven processes by which treatment is delivered. Our experience allows us to provide fast, reliable diagnoses, exceptional care and specialized follow-up. Our network consists of four stroke centers and one tPA capable hospital in the Rochester Region. Learn more about our Stroke Centers:
At Rochester General, Unity Hospital, United Medical Memorial Center and Newark-Wayne Community hospitals, specialized stroke teams apply intensive training using the most advanced technology. These physicians, neurosurgeons, nurses, pharmacists and therapists work seamlessly to deliver nationally recognized stroke care.
The chances of having a stroke increase with an array of medical and lifestyle-oriented risk factors:
Lifestyle risk factors can often be changed, and medical risk factors can often be treated. Learn how you can lower your risk for having a stroke
Once a skilled emergency team has provided the necessary treatment to break up the blood clot or stop the bleeding that caused your stroke, the recovery process can begin to help restore as much function as possible.
A rehabilitation needs assessment will determine the types of rehab services that may help you. These may include speech, physical and occupational therapy, among other forms of rehabilitation. Learn more about stroke rehabilitation services in Rochester
George Fustor trusted the stroke team that provides care to the most patients in the Rochester area and he's made remarkable progress since suffering a stroke in 2017.