Clinical Services

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  • Cerebrovascular - Neurovascular and Endovascular Surgery

    The UMMC Neurovascular (Stroke) Group is at the forefront of major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke .

    A multidisciplinary team provides stroke patients, and those at risk for stroke, with a continuum of services, including screening, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of a wide range of circulatory disorders involving the brain and spinal cord. The Stroke Group is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to address all major categories of stroke, including atherothrombotic brain infarction, embolic brain infarction, transient ischemic attacks, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage due to aneurysms and vascular malformations.

    The Stroke Group has the capability of diagnosing and treating aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), important causes of stroke which are now readily treatable. UMMC medical staff are involved in the latest advances in stroke management, including TPA for atherothrombotic strokes, platinum coils for aneurysms, embolization and stereotactic radiosurgery for AVMs. Additionally, the group is intimately involved in treating traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, which share some clinical and pathological features with stroke.

    A critical advantage of UMC's medical staff comprehensive approach is the experience and skill developed from the diagnosis and treatment of a large number of patients with complex cerebrovascular conditions. The Stroke Group has an ongoing commitment to research for safer and less invasive stroke treatments, and remains an active participant in basic science research and clinical trials for new drugs.

    Multidisciplinary team approach

    Cerebrovascular group faculty

    • Gustavo D. Luzardo, MD - Neurosurgery

    Cerebrovascular group affiliates

    • James J. Corbett, MD - Neuro-ophthalmology

    The case management system at UMMC offers the benefits of multidisciplinary rounds including the expertise of neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, neurologists, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists and dieticians providing comprehensive patient care. The UMMC Stroke Group interfaces with the Department of Social Services and Utilization Management to provide comprehensive patient and family advocacy and support services.

    Emergency services

    UMMC is the major trauma center for Mississippi, offering state-of-the-art emergency services and communications systems. Its aircare program provides 24-hour emergency air transport to ensure that the appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions can be instituted in less than six hours of symptom onset for optimum results. For more information, call 1-888-UMC-2345.

    Intensive care

    The neuro-intensive care unit is staffed by two critical care physicians. The 20-bed facility in the new UMMC critical care tower has state-of-the-art equipment for monitoring and treating patients requiring intensive care.

    For more information or referrals

    The referring physician is an active partner in the treatment process. Each patient's case is reviewed by the UMMC multidisciplinary team and all treatment, follow-up, progress and patient outcome studies are done in conjunction with the patient's referring physician.

    • UMMC Neurovascular (Stroke) Group
      University of Mississippi Medical Center
              Department of Neurosurgery
              2500 N. State St.
              Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    • Appointments: (601)-984-5700
    • Fax: (601) 984-5733
    • Emergency: 1-888-UMC-2345