Neuroscience Services in Riverview, Florida

St. Joseph's Hospital-South Stroke and Neuroscience program provides cutting edge treatment and care for patients with stroke, brain, spinal cord or other neurological disorders. Conveniently located in Riverview, Florida, we offer services that range from diagnosis and evaluation to treatment and rehabilitation.

Stroke Center

Stroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain and is currently the nation's third leading cause of death. When a blood vessel in the brain is blocked, brain tissue is deprived of oxygen and brain cells begin to die within minutes. A stroke is therefore an emergency situation and requires immediate medical treatment.

Stroke typically presents as one or more of the following symptoms:

  • A sudden severe headache
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Vision problems
  • Confusion
  • Trouble walking or talking
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech

Certified by DNV GL Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center, the stroke and aneurysm program at St. Joseph's Hospital-South utilizes the latest technology in stroke treatment and diagnosis including revolutionary drug-delivery systems to more quickly dissolve the blood clots that cause strokes. At St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, we also offer intracranial angioplasty, a procedure that loosens the plaque clogging arteries leading to the brain, and the new NOVA technology which allows fast, accurate and noninvasive determination of actual blood flow to the brain.

Spine Surgery

At St. Joseph's Hospital-South, we typically recommend spine surgery when other medications and therapies are ineffective or no longer relieve your pain. Our highly skilled surgeons use leading-edge technology, including minimally invasive procedures and microsurgery. We will develop an individualized treatment plan for the issues you are experiencing.

Our program features:

  • Surgeons board-certified in neurosurgery
  • Advanced tools and techniques
  • A range of surgeries, including particular expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spinal reconstruction

Learn more about neuroscience services at BayCare.

For a physician referral, call (813) 644-6677.