Location and Facilities
The Neurology Department's main offices are in University Hospital, which, together with the Syracuse VA Medical Center, are located at the periphery of downtown Syracuse and a few blocks from the large campus of Syracuse University, which sits on a hill overlooking the downtown.
The neurology department shares four-bed, two-bed, and (one) single-bed rooms on a large "floor" with the neurosurgery department in University Hospital. Veterans Hospital has a 25-bed wing for neurology. University Hospital holds a clinical and research laboratory for electromyography, nerve-conduction, and evoked-potentials, an EEG lab, an epilepsy center with special patient rooms for combined electroencephalographic and television monitoring of patients, a neuro-ophthalmology suite, and research laboratories for neurovirology-neuroimmunology. The Department's clinical needs are well-supported by the neuroradiology and neurosurgical departments.
Neuroscience Medical Surgical Unit (9G)
9G is the 19-bed Neuroscience Medical-Surgical unit that provides care for patients who have undergone complex neurosurgical procedures as well as trauma. The unit also cares for a wide range of neurology diagnoses including sroke and migraine, and has telemetry monitoring capability for 16 patients.
Neuroscience Step-down (9E)
The Neuroscience Step-down unit is a 7-bed combination step-down, stroke and epilepsy monitoring unit. This unit is the primary support for patients admitted with newly diagnosed stroke in need of emergent TPA administration. All beds have state-of-the-art monitoring capability.
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (9F)
The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit is a state-of-the-art 8-bed neuroscience intensive care unit. 9F is the only Neuro ICU in Syracuse. The unit cares for critically ill patients who have sustained neurological trauma, injury and/or complex elective procedures. Common patient diagnoses include subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), brain tumors, subdural hematoma (SDH), epidural hematoma (EDH), and stroke.
Neurology Out-Patient Clinics
These are located 3 blocks away from University Hospital, at the University Health Care Center, a modern, well-equipped building. Here, patients are treated by the residents under the supervision of the faculty. Most of the neurology faculty see their private patients in offices in the clinic area.