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Neurocritical Care Specialist

Center for Neurosurgery Las Vegas

Neurosurgery & Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Neurosurgeon located in Las Vegas, NV

Your brain and spine are complex vital organs. When you have a severe neurological condition that affects your brain or spine, you might need neurocritical care. At the Center for Neurosurgery Las Vegas, board-certified neurosurgeon Scott Glickman, DO, FACOS, has fellowship training in neurocritical care. This highly skilled and experienced neurosurgeon can provide you or someone you love with the critical, life-saving care they need. To learn more about neurocritical care at the Center for Neurosurgery Las Vegas, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Neurocritical Care Q & A

What is neurocritical care?

Neurocritical care is a specialized area of neurosurgery that focuses on treating life-threatening neurological conditions. Neurocritical care is a hospital-based service that provides intensive care management of these serious neurological issues.

Dr. Glickman is an experienced neurosurgeon who has additional training in neurocritical care. He provides the ongoing care you or your loved one needs while in the highly specialized neurocritical intensive care unit (ICU) at the hospital.

Who needs neurocritical care?

Many serious conditions require neurocritical care. In most cases, the conditions are unexpected life-threatening emergencies. Conditions that require neurocritical ICU care include:

  • Massive stroke
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain tumors
  • Head trauma
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Nerve and muscle diseases

You or your loved one could also require neurocritical care following brain or spine surgery.

When complex neurological problems affect you or someone you love, you want to make sure they get the best care possible.

Dr. Glickman is a compassionate physician who takes a patient-centered approach to care. He understands the emotional toll a severe neurological condition takes on the patient and their loved ones.

While receiving neurocritical care, Dr. Glickman makes sure that you or your loved one gets the around-the-clock monitoring and care they need to get the best possible treatment results.

Wha happens during neurocritical care?

What happens during neurocritical care depends on the diagnosis and overall health of the person requiring ICU management. Dr. Glickman develops individualized plans with specific treatments and goals.

However, neurocritical care is a hospital-based service that includes 24-hour monitoring and access to a team of health care providers that specialize in neurological conditions and the ICU setting.

In addition to Dr. Glickman, the neurocritical care team can include:

  • Critical care nurses
  • Critical care physicians
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupatinal therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Regisered dietitians

Dr. Glickman works closely with the neurocritical care team to ensure that you get all the treatments and therapies necessary to improve your condition.

Once stable, Dr. Glickman moves you to the general hospital area and then to an in-patient rehab facility for continued therapy or to your home if rehab isn’t a concern.

Call the Center for Neurosurgery Las Vegas today or request a consultation online to learn more about neurocritical care from Dr. Glickman.