Stroke care in Dallas, Texas
When a stroke occurs, it's important to seek care fast. The stroke team at Medical City Dallas offers emergency care 24/7. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by DNV GL, we are focused on providing individuals in Dallas, Texas, with advanced treatment and compassionate care close to home. We also offer educational resources to help you understand your risk for a stroke.
If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately. Find a physician or specialist at (844) 671-4204.
What are the signs of a stroke?
It's important to understand the signs of a stroke so you can seek medical attention quickly. Stroke symptoms usually develop suddenly and can include:
- Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Slurred speech and trouble repeating a simple sentence
- Severe headache
- Loss of vision
Are you at risk for a stroke?
You can't control all of your risk factors for a stroke—such as age, gender and family history—but you can manage your personal risk factors. Our Stroke Risk Assessment helps you identify those risk factors and learn how to improve them.
Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. Are you at risk? Take the assessment
Advanced stroke treatment in Dallas, Texas
As a Level 1 Stroke Center, we have the capability to deliver the full spectrum of stroke care, including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education.
The stroke team is able to treat patients with the clot-dissolving medication: tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This treatment can dramatically increase the chance of recovery after stroke but must be administered within three hours of when symptoms start.
We also offer a wide range of surgical options for stroke patients, including:
- Decompressive craniectomy
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Carotid stenting
- Aneurysm clipping
- Ventriculostomy placement
Neurovascular intensive care unit (ICU)
Our neurovascular intensive care unit provides specialized neurological care for stroke patients. The multidisciplinary team includes:
- Stroke neurologists
- Interventional neuroradiologists
- Specially trained stroke nurses
Getting to the emergency room (ER)
The ER at Medical City Dallas is fully equipped to offer emergency care to stroke patients when minutes matter the most. For your convenience, we have a patient drop-off zone located in front of the ER entrance. We offer parking for $1 per hour with a maximum of $4 for the day.
Our address is:
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
Stroke at Medical City Healthcare
A stroke is a medical emergency where blood flow to the brain is either reduced or stopped, depriving brain tissue of essential oxygen and nutrients. A stroke may cause loss in brain function and affect movement and speech.Learn about Stroke