Neurologists and neurosurgeons in Plantation
Westside Regional Medical Center provides Plantation, Florida and the surrounding communities with advanced services for the prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke and other health conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system.
Our highly trained clinical staff consists of board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists.
To learn more about our neurological care services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 370-5585.
The facilities of Westside Regional's neurosurgery program feature dedicated operating rooms equipped with the latest surgical technology and a specialized, eight-bed neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to provide patients with cutting-edge treatment and care.
Neurological disorders we treat
Our neurological team administers thrombolytics (clot-dissolving drugs) when needed and performs neurointerventional and neurosurgical procedures to treat:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
- Brain hemorrhages
- Brain injuries
- Brain tumors
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Facial pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s Disease)
- Peripheral nerve disorders
- Seizures and epilepsy
- Sleep disorders
- Spinal cord injuries
Certified by The Joint Commission as both a Primary Stroke Center and a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, and by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive stroke care and advanced treatment to patients who have experienced a stroke or stroke symptoms. Our team's expertise and innovative methods help improve quality of life following a stroke.
Westside Regional is pleased to house a recently completed neurointerventional biplane suite. In this suite, our neuro-interventionalists treat a variety of disorders, including diseases of the heart, brain and vessels.
Biplane imaging allows doctors to see how blood flows through a patient's vessels with a process known as angioplasty. During this procedure, doctors insert a small catheter into an artery (similar to the insertion of an IV) and use a special dye to visualize how blood flows through your vessels.
Our doctors watch on a screen just a few feet away as highly detailed, 3D X-ray images are taken in real time. Using these images, the doctors are able to quickly see any potential blockages or aneurysms. Next, they will determine the best way to access a precise, targeted area for treatment.
This cutting-edge technology reduces:
- Procedure time
- Radiation dose
- After-effects of stroke by allowing minimally invasive techniques to reopen obstructed blood vessels
Neurological diagnostic services and procedures we provide
When a patient has symptoms of a neurological disorder, the neurologists and supporting staff at Westside Regional use state-of-the art diagnostic equipment, including advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, two computerized tomography (CT) scanners (one with 3D spiral imaging) and a host of general diagnostic radiology equipment.
Some of the innovative and highly advanced procedures our neurosurgeons perform include:
- Advanced, image-guided neurointervention
- Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) minimally invasive intervention
- Preoperative embolization of brain tumors
Additionally, Westside Regional's interventional neuroradiology program allows for minimally invasive treatment of stroke, cerebral aneurysms and carotid artery occlusions.
The licensed physical and occupational therapists in our rehabilitation program are available seven days a week to provide one-on-one care to patients recovering from a stroke or other neurological event. Our therapists use a variety of exercise and walking programs designed to improve the patient’s strength, balance, coordination and endurance.
Speech pathology services include the use of modified video fluoroscopy (a radiology exam of the swallowing function that uses a special "video X-ray" called fluoroscopy) and exercise programs, and can assist patients who have voice, speech and/or swallowing difficulties.
Neuroscience support units and services
The facility has a dedicated neurological Intensive Care Unit designed specifically to care for patients before and after neurosurgery. Specially trained nurses, state-of-the-art monitoring devices, pharmaceutical treatments and other services are available 24 hours a day to help the patient heal and recover.