For patients who are critically ill with brain and spine diseases, UT Southwestern Medical Center offers experience, expertise, and compassionate care that maximizes the chance of full recovery. It’s care that is found nowhere else in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. 

Zale Lipshy University Hospital is one of the nation’s premier neurological and neurological surgery treatment centers – and the largest in the region. Our Neurocritical Care Program offers diagnostic services and treatments for a wide range of neurological conditions.

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UT Southwestern Neurocritical Care Team

World-Class Expertise in Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care is specialized treatment for people with life-threatening injuries or disorders of the brain and spinal cord. UT Southwestern’s Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) provides state-of-the-art monitoring technology and innovative treatments from board-certified neurointensivists - physicians who are specialty trained and certified in the care of critically ill patients with neurological illnesses.

Conditions We Treat

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Coma
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage and intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Epidural and subdural hemorrhages
  • Status epilepticus
  • Cerebral edema and brain compression
  • Infectious, autoimmune, or paraneuroplastic encephalitis
  • Bacterial and fungal meningitis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome and other acute neuropathies
  • Myasthenia gravis

Neurocritical Care: What to Expect

Patients in the Neuro ICU are continuously and comprehensively monitored so physicians can assess every aspect of their condition and pursue all available avenues of treatment. 

Patients receive care from several specialists, including:

  • Neurointensivists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuroanesthesiologists
  • Radiologists
  • Specially trained Neuro ICU nurses
  • Neurorehabilitation specialists such as physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists
  • Respiratory therapists 

The Neuro ICU at UT Southwestern is one of the world’s premier neurological diagnostic and treatment centers. Our 20-bed unit at Zale Lipshy University Hospital is designed and equipped to provide coordinated, compassionate care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The medical and surgical staff coordinates patient care with specialists from fields, such as:

  • Pastoral care
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Social work 

Families and patients alike receive support from our specially trained nurses and other clinical staff.

Research

Our clinicians participate in a large number of clinical studies and trials in stroke, head injury, and delivery of care in the Neurocritical Care Unit. The results of groundbreaking neurological research can be directly applied in our Neuro ICU to provide patients with the latest, most innovative approaches to critical care.

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