Specialized Stroke Care at UPMC Hamot
To optimize the level of healing for people who have suffered a stroke, UPMC Hamot provides specialized stroke care throughout the various health service lines in the hospital.
To treat acute stroke, we use injections of clot busting medicine and mechanical clot retrieval. This level of treatment is not available at all medical centers.
We are a nationally recognized certified stroke center with specialized physicians who provide the most updated treatments to minimize the long term effects of a stroke.
Dedicated Stroke Units and Services
UPMC Hamot offers dedicated care areas for the unique needs of anyone who experiences stroke.
Our nurses are specially trained in the assessment of stroke patients. Many of them have Stroke Scale Certification from the National Institutes of Health.
Stroke rehabilitation services
The rehabilitation team includes therapists specially trained in neurosciences and stroke.
Stroke clinic at the Neuroscience Institute
The stroke clinic at the UPMC Hamot Neuroscience Institute helps reinforce the care that began at the hospital. The purpose of this important clinic visit is to establish an individualized plan to help prevent another stroke and to assist with any physical or emotional problems that may occur after stroke.