Specialty Procedures and Treatments:
- Acute and complex stroke treatment
- Mechanical Thrombectomy
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Carotid Stenting
- Arterial Venous Malformations embolization and surgery
- Aneurysm Coiling and Clipping
- Brain tumor removal
- Gillian Barre
- Myasthenia gravis
- Status epileptics
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit:
Our team of specialized experts provides around-the-clock care for an 8-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. This unit is for patients recovering from stroke, brain surgery, ruptured and non-ruptured aneurysms, seizures, and nervous system infections. The neurology team manages the critical care of these patients 24/7.
Our goal is the best outcome possible.
With a patient-centered focus, our team builds a relationship with the patient and family to determine the most appropriate goals for the patient’s care. Physical and occupational therapies mobilize patients as early as possible and identifies rehabilitative needs. Speech therapists and dieticians provide guidance on swallowing function and nutrition.
Major Complications Rates:
University Medical Center of El Paso is dedicated to fostering better outcomes for patients through its Comprehensive Stroke Center, which is recognized by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.
Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
As a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, UMC’s team specializes in life-saving stroke care and works in a timely manner to diagnose, treat and provide early rehabilitation to stroke patients. Team members include neurointerventionalists, neurologist, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians and specially trained nursing staff. UMC's Rehabilitation Department also plays an important role in stroke recovery, providing therapy services such as physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy to stroke patients. These services are initiated early on to start the recovery process. With our team of experts, a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment and state-of-the-art equipment we are able to provide life-saving stroke care to the El Paso community and residents of the region.
Additionally, UMC is the first and only hospital in El Paso to have 24/7 neurointervention, stroke, neurocritical care and neurology coverage. The Neurology program is rapidly growing and committed to providing life-saving care to victims of stroke.