Neurocritical Care in Southwest Michigan - Bronson Healthcare

Neurocritical Care

If you or a loved one experiences a life-threatening situation, the neurocritical care specialists at Bronson are available 24/7 to help. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the immediate care, support and education that you need. There's peace of mind in knowing some of the most highly-trained experts in the world are all working together to help you heal.

Life-threatening neurological conditions we treat

Our neurocritical (also known as neurointensive) team provides care for life-threatening injuries and diseases that involve the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Commonly treated brain and spine conditions include:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Bleeding in or around the brain
  • Brain tumors, including brain cancer
  • Brain trauma
  • Encephalitis
  • Nerve and muscle diseases (such as myasthenia gravis or Guillain-Barre Syndrome)
  • Post-operative spine surgery
  • Severe seizures
  • Spine injury
  • Stroke

If you need care for a condition not listed here, consult with one of our neurology providers.

Neurocritical care services and treatments

As a leading neuroscience center, you'll find innovative treatments and services for your brain and spine health, including:

  • Acute stroke treatment – Stroke and TIAs occur when blood flow to your brain is interrupted. Both conditions require immediate care to decrease damage to brain cells. You'll receive fast, high-quality, effective treatment, no matter which one of our emergency departments you arrive at. If you need advanced treatment, you will be transferred to Bronson Methodist Hospital, one of the top hospitals in the nation for stroke care.
  • Artery embolization – In this minimally invasive procedure, a small tube is placed in the artery near the aneurysm and soft metal coils or mesh are placed into the aneurysm making it less likely to rupture.
  • Intracranial angioplasty and stenting – A technique to open blocked arteries in the brain
  • Pain management – Our team develops an individualized plan with you and your family for pain management to help keep you as comfortable as possible. Options include medication, positioning, relaxation techniques, heat and/or ice as well as environmental changes like low stimulation (lower light, sounds, etc.)
  • Spine augmentation, including vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty – A technique to add stability to your spine after a fracture due to osteoporosis or injury

Collaborative team approach

The neurocritical care team at Bronson works closely with you and your family and with neurosurgeons, neuroendovascular surgeons, neurologists (including a vascular neurologist), physiatrists, therapists, primary care providers and more. Together, we'll map out a plan to help you recover as quickly as possible.

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