Critical Care and Hospitalist Neurology

Neurological diseases and emergencies tend to be complex and relatively uncommon, and are best treated by Neurocritical Care specialists who have been highly-trained to meet the specific, often dire needs of critically ill neurological patients.  In addition to our expert neurologists, the Neurocritical Care Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides constant surveillance by neurocritical care nurses and on-call neurologists with the expertise to act immediately to administer specialized interventions.  This highly-specialized team approach to patient care makes it possible to correct or reverse worsening medical conditions that might otherwise lead to permanent brain damage or death.

Our Hospitalist Neurology wards and Neurological Intensive Care Unit are equipped with advanced monitoring and treatment techniques capable of improving prognosis in serious neurological illness, including:

  • Neuro-Intensive Care Monitoring Techniques
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
  • Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
  • Continuous Electroencephalographic (EEG) Monitoring
  • Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy
  • Jugular Venous Oxygen Saturation Monitoring
  • Neuro-Intensive Care Treatment Techniques
  • Endovascular GDC Coils
  • Cerebral Angioplasty
  • Ventricular Drainage
  • Hypertensive Hypervolemic Hemodilution
  • Thrombolysis
  • Plasmaphoresis
  • Hypothermia
  • Specialized Pharmacotherapies