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Stroke & Aneurysm Care

If you or a loved one suffers a stroke, count on the quick response and expertise that you’ll find at the Avera locations, including the Avera McKennan Stroke Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Stroke & Aneurysm Intervention Program

With premier interventional neurology therapies, Avera’s neuro-critical care unit is comprised of a fellowship-trained neuro-endovascular specialist and neuro-intensivists. These board-certified providers help give you lifesaving care close to home without the need to travel outside of the Avera health system.

Our neuro-endovascular stroke program uses minimally invasive methods to treat disorders of blood vessels involving the head, neck and spine, whether it be on an emergent or elective basis. With our neuro-endovascular stroke program, we’re proud to offer a wider window for stroke treatment—for up to 24 hours from onset of symptoms. Our team also provides the full spectrum of care for brain aneurysms.

With 24/7 immediate stroke care, Avera offers immediate assessment, intervention and management of acute strokes. Learn more about neuro-critical care at Avera.

Timely Stroke Treatment

Benefit from Avera’s team and technology – dedicated to providing the best outcomes after a stroke. You’ll receive comprehensive care from prevention and diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up care. Take advantage of:

  • 24-hour coverage by certified stroke nurses
  • Access to clinical trials for treatment of ischemic stroke
  • Dedicated brain and spine unit and case management
  • Emergency department care transfer
  • Immediate, advanced intervention and management of acute stroke
  • Outpatient stroke clinic for follow-up care
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation program
  • Patient outcome tracking system
  • State-of-the-art neurodiagnostic techniques

Nationally Recognized Stroke Care

As an Advanced Primary Stroke Center as certified by the Joint Commission, the Stroke Center at Avera McKennan is nationally recognized for excellence. You can rely on our certification because it shows that Avera has the critical elements needed to achieve long-term success in improving patient outcomes.

Stroke Factors & Warning Signs

Learn about stroke risk factors and warning signs. If any of the symptoms occur, seek prompt treatment by calling 911 or your local emergency medical services.

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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