Diseases and injuries to the nervous system can compromise your and your loved ones' quality of life. Simple tasks can become extremely difficult, and one’s independence can be lost. At White Plains Hospital, our team of nationally recognized neurologists and neurosurgeons deliver comprehensive, coordinated care for conditions of the brain and nervous system.
We treat disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction and muscles.
Common disorders we treat include:
- Myasthenia gravis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Alzheimer's disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Parkinson's disease
- Brain trauma
- Sleep disorders
We treat each patient based on his or her individual concerns and symptoms, utilizing state-of-the-art imaging equipment to test balance, reflexes, coordination, memory, vision or speech.
Our multidisciplinary approach ensures that patients receive expert, coordinated care—from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. All treatments, including minimally invasive procedures, are customized to meet our patients' needs. Our team's vast experience and expertise allows us to deliver a quality of care that can truly make a difference in patients' lives.
In-house expertise for primary stroke care
When it comes to stroke, time is brain. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and once a stroke starts, 1.9 million brain cells may die each minute until the blood supply to the brain is reestablished.
At White Plains Hospital, most stroke patients receive the clot-busting medication tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) within 45 minutes of arriving at the Hospital, below the recommended 60-minute timeline set by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
The Hospital's expert Stroke Team utilizes advanced imaging techniques — such as CT-angiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and carotid ultrasound — to provide patients with the most advanced treatment for optimal outcomes. In addition, the Hospital continues to provide cutting-edge stroke care through a new, innovative program called Telestroke. A neurologist can immediately access the patient via video and audio link to assess their neurological function and recommend time-sensitive treatments. For people who are experiencing a stroke, it can be the difference between lifelong, severe disability and minimal-to-no neurological deficits.
The neurology team
White Plains Hospital has assembled a team of neurological experts who are highly skilled in evaluating and treating the most complex and challenging disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles that control the heart, lungs and other organs.
The Hospital has long been acclaimed for providing the most effective, evidence-based techniques for rapid stroke diagnosis and treatment. As the first New York state-designated Regional Stroke Center in Westchester County, White Plains Hospital has been consistently recognized for success in caring for stroke patients, receiving many prestigious awards, including The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval®, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus® Quality Achievement Award, and Honor Roll status for four consecutive years for success in caring for stroke patients in a rapid timeframe.