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Neurosciences Center

Stroke Program

Minutes matter when treating stroke. That’s why Temple Health has stroke specialists, advanced technology, and life-saving stroke treatment when you need it most. The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Temple University Hospital and the Primary Stroke Center at Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus gives you 24/7 access to some of the area's top stroke specialists and comprehensive stroke care.

Although stroke has dropped to the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S., approximately 795,000 people have a stroke every year, with about 3 out of 4 being first-time strokes. Thanks to specialists with the expertise to quickly evaluate, diagnose and treat stroke, Temple's Stroke Program is saving lives and improving stroke outcomes. We're one of the largest and most experienced stroke programs in the Delaware Valley, treating more than 400 stroke patients a year.

Saving Lives with Advanced Treatment and Prevention

At Temple's Stroke Centers, we provide a wide range of advanced stroke treatments, including minimally invasive clot-busting medication and surgical options. Patients also have access to treatment through innovative clinical trials and our specialists' research to find new advances in stroke treatment and prevention.

Using expertise and today's technology, our specialists also focus on preventing strokes through early detection of risks and signs of stroke. Using innovative neurosurgical procedures, they can open blocked arteries and repair aneurysms. Temple's Stroke Prevention Clinic also provides education on heart health, diabetes and weight, along with personalized support with exercise, diet, and ways to stop smoking and improve your lifestyle.

Temple partners with hospitals in the community who have limited access to neurologists and stroke specialists.

A Team of Stroke Specialists Focused on You

Comprehensive stroke care takes physicians and staff from many specialties ready at a moment's notice to work together to successfully treat your stroke. Our neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, emergency physicians, nurse specialists and rehabilitation specialists are all part of your team, focused on your needs. From diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation, we're with you every step of the way.

If you think you or a loved is having a stoke, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Request an appointment online or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) to see a Temple specialist for a stroke risk assessment or for follow-up care.