Neuroscience Critical Care

We're here when you need us

If you have a serious injury, severe symptoms, complex surgery or a challenging diagnosis, a short hospital stay and quick recovery aren't always possible. Even in difficult situations, the OHSU Brain Institute can help. For you and your family, we have the most advanced resources, technology and expertise available anywhere in Oregon. Critical care for brain and nervous system conditions is available 24 hours a day through the OHSU Brain Institute.  

What is neurocritical care?

Neuroscience critical care is intensive care for people with life-threatening neurological (nervous system) conditions. These include: 

  • Major stroke
  • Bleeding in and around the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain trauma (injury)
  • Severe seizures
  • Nerve and muscle disorders such as myasthenia gravis or Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Spinal cord disorders

The neuroscience critical care team at OHSU is experienced at caring for people who are paralyzed, in a coma or have other injuries besides brain or nervous system conditions. Our goal is to give every patient the best care available, prevent further brain or nervous system injury or disease and make it easier to go to another area of the hospital to recover.

What is a neurointensivist?  

A neurointensivist is a doctor who specializes in hospital care for people with neurological (brain and nervous system) disorders. He or she cares for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). A neurointensivist is in charge of treatment, tests and procedures while you or your family member is in the ICU.

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