Neurologists in Middle Tennessee
As Tennessee's first comprehensive stroke center, TriStar Skyline is considered a national leader in neuroscience. That means we strive to pioneer new ways to bring care to our patients. From telehealth technology, to the advanced treatments for epilepsy or stroke, we make top-notch neurological care more accessible to patients in Middle Tennessee.
Our interdisciplinary team provides the latest techniques to diagnose and treat you as accurately and as quickly as possible.
The TriStar Skyline neuroscience team includes:
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- Emergency medical providers
- Emergency medicine physicians
- Diagnostic and interventional radiologists
- Intensivists and hospitalists
This collaborative approach allows us to innovate newer, safer ways to treat patients that need neurological surgery. Our neurologist, neurosurgeons, and clinical staff are highly experienced at diagnosing and treating complex neurological conditions,
Common neurological conditions we treat:
TriStar Skyline Stroke Data
Current guidelines for the treatment of ischemic stroke include recommendations for treatment with intravenous Alteplase in patients meeting specific criteria. Alteplase must be given within a specified time frame in order help decrease disability from ischemic stroke. Strategies to reduce the amount of time it takes for evaluation of stroke and treatment with Alteplase are an important part of stroke center operations.
A national emphasis, led by the American Heart Association, on decreasing “door to treatment” times for patients receiving IV Alteplase has resulted in improvement in treatment times across the country. The goal set for the initiative is that at least 75% of patients receiving IV t-PA will be treated in 60 minutes or less. TriStar Skyline Medical Center has established a team approach to ensure timely treatment of stroke.
|TriStar Skyline Medical Center||85%|
|All Get with the Guidelines Hospitals||79%|
A cerebral arteriogram, also called cerebral angiogram, is an imaging test that uses x-rays and dye to see inside the arteries in the neck and head. This test is used to see how blood moves through the arteries. It can be used to check for blocked or damaged arteries.
The target set by The Joint Commission for the complication rate after cerebral arteriogram is below 1%. Complications include stroke, death, and bleeding. TriStar Skyline Medical Center exceeds this standard with a complication rate of 0%. The graph below demonstrates the number of cerebral arteriograms completed each month along with the number of complications for a 4-month period.
|Oct 16, 2017||2||0|
|Nov 16, 2017||5||0|
|Dec 16, 2-17||1||0|