A quick response and treatment you can trust
stroke can change your life, but it doesn’t have to ruin it. In
many cases, quick, highly coordinated, expert care can help a stroke
victim survive the attack with minimal disability. That’s the kind
of care you receive at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.
We have one of only two certified comprehensive stroke centers in the Winston-Salem region at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Our comprehensive stroke center has been certified three times since 2012, the first year the designation was available from The Joint Commission, the country's leading accrediting organization for improving healthcare. Certification recognizes innovative procedures, advanced technology and adherence to stricter treatment standards for stroke care.
more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Forsyth Medical Center, please call
you or a loved one comes to us with a suspected stroke, our
round-the-clock stroke team will take action, make a solid diagnosis
and begin the appropriate treatment right away. The team includes
emergency medicine physicians, neurologists and nurses who specialize
in stroke care. Our stroke team also includes interventional
radiologists and neurosurgeons who are always on call.
you’re admitted to our dedicated neurosciences unit, our highly-trained stroke specialists will ensure that you receive expert care
24 hours a day.
treatment for stroke
911 at the first sign of a stroke.
is an easy way to
remember three warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
– Facial paralysis
– Arm weakness
– Time to call
not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away.
Stroke is a serious medical emergency, and time can make a huge
difference in your outcome.
symptoms may indicate other medical problems, including a transient ischemic attack, (TIA)
These “mini-strokes” are also very serious. Call 911 for help.
experts at Forsyth Medical Center can do a TIA
evaluation to determine your level of risk for stroke in the future,
and work with you to lower than risk.
you are well enough to leave the hospital, but still face serious
cognitive or physical challenges, our dedicated team will help you
transition from hospital to home. Call 336-718-7063 to learn more
about the Stroke Bridge Clinic.
Forsyth Medical Center is with you every step of the way on
your recovery journey. A stroke navigator can help coordinate your
follow-up care and give you the support and knowledge you need to
understand your condition. Call the stroke navigator at 336-718-7229.
addition to stroke, our services cover many other brain and movement
disorders. Please follow the links for more information.
you’re a patient at one of several nearby community hospitals, your
physician there can easily consult with Forsyth Medical
Center’s neurologists through videoconferencing. This service is
available in an emergency or for ongoing treatment of a stroke, brain
aneurysm, concussion, brain tumor and epilepsy.
stroke or another condition has left you or a loved one affected by
physical, speech and mental deficits, our rehabilitation team can
help. We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehab services at
locations close to home.
brain aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens and swells.
- Sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches
- Severe neck pain
- Blurred vision
- Confusion or loss of consciousness
- Sensitivity to light
- Nausea with vomiting
you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
If an aneurysm ruptures, it is a life-threatening medical emergency.
you have a brain tumor or neurological complications as a result of
other forms of cancer, you can rely on the team at Forsyth Medical Center to provide leading-edge, compassionate care.
you have chronic headaches, such as migraines, cluster headaches or
tension headaches, a Novant Health physician who specializes in these conditions can help. If you’re 50 or older and get a new kind of headache you’ve never
had before, consult a physician right away.
and neck pain and other problems can have a significant impact on
your daily life. At Forsyth Medical Center, we’re
here to help you on your journey back to good spine health.
At Forsyth Medical Center, we have experience diagnosing
and caring for people who suffer from epilepsy and seizures, which
occur because of surges of electrical activity in the brain. We can
help you achieve a better quality of life. If you suffer from
epilepsy or seizures, you may benefit from an evaluation in our
goal at Forsyth Medical Center is to give you an accurate diagnosis and offer
personalized support to help you and your family cope with your
condition and maximize your quality of life. Ask your physician for a
referral to a Novant Health specialty clinic.
physicians, nurses and technicians specialize in advanced imaging and
diagnostic tests for neurological disorders and injuries. You’ll
need a physician referral for most tests.
more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Forsyth Medical Center, please call 336-718-5000. To find a Novant
Health neurologist, use our online directory.
information on stroke and vascular diseases of the brain and spine,
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