Neurologists and neurosurgeons in Margate

Northwest Medical Center offers patients access to advanced neurological specialists to treat brain, nerve and spinal conditions. Our neurology specialists use state-of-the-art technology and collaborate across multiple specialties to ensure high-quality care for our patients.

For more information about brain and nervous system care at our hospital, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 601-8094.

Neurosurgery program

The neurosurgery program at Northwest Medical Center brings together the efforts and experience of highly skilled physician specialists, nurses, technologists and other neurological health professionals. The comprehensive program offers a full range of diagnostics, medical and surgical procedures, rehabilitation, preventive care and additional support services for patients with neurological disorders.

Facilities include dedicated operating rooms equipped with the latest surgical technology.

The following specialists provide prompt, comprehensive neurological care:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Radiologists
  • Internists

Primary Stroke Center

Northwest Medical Center is a designated Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. This designation means that we have demonstrated that our stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

What is a stroke?

A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident or CVA, occurs when a part of the brain’s blood supply is suddenly interrupted by a clot (a mass of blood) or when a blood vessel bursts. When blood flow is blocked, brain cells die because oxygen and nutrients cannot get through.

Signs and symptoms of stroke

Symptoms of a stroke occur suddenly. They differ depending on the part of the brain affected. Also, multiple symptoms can happen at the same time. Getting help immediately is important because brain tissue dies quickly when deprived of oxygen.

When Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count. BE FAST. Recognize Stroke Symptoms.

B - Balance Lost
E - Eyes - Blurred Vision

F - Facial Drooping
A - Arm Weakness
S - Speech Difficulty
T - Time to call 9-1-1

If you believe someone is having a stroke, call 911 immediately.

Advanced stroke treatment

Getting immediate attention from a specialized stroke care team can dramatically increase the chances of survival and recovery for a person experiencing a stroke.

Our stroke team, comprised of emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and neurologists, is specifically trained to treat a stroke. When a patient arrives at our stroke center, a physical exam is conducted and tests are done immediately to identify the cause of the stroke. Among the most important diagnostic imaging tests are computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which determine the type of stroke a patient has experienced. The most common types of stroke are ischemic stroke (a blockage of blood due to clot), and hemorrhagic stroke (caused from an erupted artery).

Depending on the diagnosis, our specialists at our stroke center are equipped to perform a cutting-edge procedure that uses blood vessels to deliver tissue plasminogen activator—a protein that breaks down blood clots—to specific parts of the brain. Other treatments employed by the center’s qualified staff include carotid surgery and carotid artery stents.

Stroke support

Stroke Support Group

Northwest Medical Center offers a Stroke Victors Support Group, designed to provide additional support and care to all stroke survivors and their families. The meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 2:00pm, in Conference Room 2. Northwest Medical Center is located on 2801 North State Road 7, just south of Sample Road on Route 441.

Neurological rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is an important part of returning to regular life following a stroke or other neurological event. We support our patients by offering physical therapy and rehabilitation designed to help you regain function. Additionally, we provide outpatient rehabilitation facilities to help our patients make a full, safe recovery.