The Stroke Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating strokes, offering expertise and leading-edge technology. Care is coordinated from the first point of contact, whether through the emergency department, the Stroke Program's inpatient or outpatient services or the rehabilitation ward. A multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, neuroradiologists and physiatrists focus on comprehensive stroke management. While many centers are concerned mainly with managing acute stroke, the Stroke Program's state-of-the-art acute stroke management focuses on prevention of future stroke with a combination of medications and changes in lifestyle. By decreasing the risks for stroke, the program's objective is to help improve quality of life.
Len Steckler, who is in his early 80s, said he only began to see – really see – after the 2005 loss of his left eye to skin cancer and a series of strokes in early 2011. He suffered two different strokes in his visual cortex, the first on one side and the second on the other. But after surviving both strokes, he is now able to capture more vivid pictures than ever before.Read Full Story
Meet the Team
Members of the stroke team operate with a sense of controlled urgency and work as a team from the moment they first receive a phone call about a patient. They've worked so well together that the Stroke Program has earned the "Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Award" – the highest honor given by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.Read Full Story