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Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center

Upstate Stroke Center

For more information or an appointment,
Contact: Upstate Connect
Phone: 315 464-8668 or 1-800 464-8668

Central New York's First and Only Comprehensive Stroke Center

Choosing a hospital with comprehensive stroke certification means the highest possible level of stroke care for the best outcome. Upstate meets and exceeds these standards. Learn more about our quality of care and treatment times in our Status Report PDF Icon.

Certified by DNV Healthcare, Inc., the Upstate Stroke Center has the proven resources, infrastructure, processes and highly trained staff in place to provide the very best in stroke care, including:

  • Multidisciplinary approach that includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, and rehabilitation therapists
  • Three levels of specialized care: Specialized Neuroscience floor, Neuroscience step-down, and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit all conveniently located on our 9th floor
  • Use of clot-busting tPA for ischemic stroke treatment
  • Catheter based therapy for those who don't respond to clot buster medication that extends the window of treatment to the first 8 hours of stroke symptoms
  • State of the art neurovascular and endovascular procedures for repair of aneurysms and other causes of hemorrhagic strokes (brain bleeds)
  • 24/7 board certified stroke neurologists
  • 24/7 onsite neurosurgery
  • 24/7 specialists in neurointerventional radiology
  • 24/7 neurocritical care specialists
  • 24/7 board certified emergency physicians
  • Specialized neuroscience nurses
  • Telemedicine capabilities to treat stroke patients in rural hospitals
  • Active participation in multiple clinical research trials to improve and advance stroke treatment