Each year more than 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury and 80,000 to 90,000 people are left with long-term disability.
Rapid neurologic care at a level 1 Trauma Center may make the difference between permanent impairment and a good recovery. The NeuroTrauma Program at Westchester Medical Center offers the highest level of care for those patients with traumatic neurologic injuries. Westchester Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut. Each year, our neurotrauma specialists see hundreds of patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
The NeuroTrauma Program provides the most advanced neurotrauma care in the region and is one of the most comprehensive programs in the country. Our NeuroTrauma team offers the most sophisticated Neuromonitoring techniques including brain tissue oxygen monitoring, trans-cranial near-infrared spectroscopy, intra-cerebral microdialysis and continuous EEG. The NeuroTrauma team with Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, manage the critical care of these patients.
If emergency surgery is required, our operating rooms are available 24/7 and our team can perform any neurosurgical intervention that is required. Our neurosurgeons work collaboratively with trauma surgeons and intensive care team to offer the best care for some of the sickest patients.