NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Neurology and Neurosurgery

A Designated Center for Advanced Stroke Care in Brooklyn

When a stroke happens, getting immediate treatment is vital to prevent the death of brain tissue. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is designated by New York State and The Joint Commission as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center. To receive this prestigious recognition, a hospital needs to meet specific requirements to perform endovascular procedures to remove blood clots in the brain when stroke medications are not enough. Our stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, and other experienced team members offer endovascular treatments, clot-busting medications, and other approaches based on the latest medical research findings to give patients the strongest chance of a good recovery. We provide care to the members of the diverse communities we serve with cultural sensitivity and compassion.

Why Choose Us

The stroke physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist are Weill Cornell Medicine-trained experts who provide advanced around-the-clock care for people who have suffered an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. We provide stroke treatments with exceptional consistency and according to strict standards, using the latest technologies. After you leave the hospital, you can continue to receive care through easy access to our medical center or one of our satellite offices in the community. Together, we make sure that people who have had a stroke have the greatest chance of a successful recovery.

Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

If you suspect you or a loved one is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.

To recognize common signs of a stroke, remember to BE FAST. This phrase represents the following warning signs of a stroke and reminds you to move quickly if you notice any of them:

  • Balance: If a person suddenly stumbles or loses their balance
  • Eyes: Sudden blurred, double, or loss of vision
  • Face drooping: Loss of muscle control or numbness on one side of the face, leading to a drooping appearance
  • Arms: Inability to fully lift one arm or arm weakness
  • Speech: Slurring, trouble speaking, or strange speech
  • Time: Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a stroke, so call 911 immediately if you notice any stroke symptoms


National Recognition


Our stroke program has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus award as well as a spot on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus.


Meets standards for thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Centers

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