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Bayfront Institute of Neurosciences
Bayfront’s Institute of Neurosciences offers patients unparalleled expertise with its comprehensive programs, experienced physicians and skilled healthcare professionals. We’re committed to providing patients the full continuum of care – from initial admission, to recovery, to rehabilitation, to support groups. We’re with you every step of the way.

Our Institute features a dedicated neurology staff of board-certified neurosurgeons, neurologists, two interventional neuroradiologists, and physicians with sub-specialties that include stroke, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. Our physicians work collaboratively with a skilled, multidisciplinary team of nurses, rehabilitation specialists and support staff who are specialized in neurology.

A fully equipped neurodiagnostics lab is among the best in the region for diagnosing neurological conditions and helping physicians evaluate the progress of illness or injury. And, Bayfront has 38-bed unit dedicated to the care of neurosciences patients.

From brain tumors, strokes, and seizures to head trauma, and spinal cord injuries and disorders, our experienced team has the expertise and technology to improve a patient’s quality of life.

An extension of the Institute is the Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) team who are available 24/7 to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including stroke and brain aneurism. The goal of the team is to provide quick, minimally invasive options to treat severe conditions, minimizing the impact to the patient. In the case of brain aneurism, endovascular coiling is a minimally-invasive options that does not require a craniotomy (opening the skull). Instead, the aneurysm is accessed and treated through the patient’s vascular system. In coiling, a catheter is inserted into an artery in the patient’s groin and guided through the vascular system to reach the aneurysm. Then, tiny platinum coils are passed through the catheter and deployed into the aneurysm. The coils are intended to restrict the flow of blood into the aneurysm to prevent rupture or re-rupture.

The INR team is part of Bayfront’s multidisciplinary approach to neurological care and offers techniques to also treat: arteriovenous malformations, fistulas, vascular tumors, carotid vertebral and cerebral arterial stenosis, vasospasm and spinal malformations.

Awards & Accreditations
  • Primary Stroke Center – Nationally certified Primary Stroke Center with the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission
  • Excellence in Stroke Care – One of three hospitals to be recognized for excellence in stroke care at the International Stroke Conference in 2007
  • Level IV Regional Epilepsy Center – One of only five Level IV Regional Epilepsy Centers in Florida (the highest designation of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers)