The Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network, part of our Primary Stroke Center, is focused on reducing death and disability caused by strokes. The Network accomplishes this by partnering with our Emergency Department to ensure 24-hour access to Wake Forest Baptist Health acute stroke experts via two-way live video and audio consultation and image sharing technology.
Having a prompt neurological evaluation at Lexington Medical Center increases the possibility that you may receive clot-dissolving therapies (thrombolytics) or other clot-retrieving treatments in time to reduce disability resulting from stroke.
The Wake Forest Baptist stroke specialists, each of whom has completed an additional year of fellowship training in the care of stroke patients or is board certified in vascular neurology, make up the largest stroke team in the region.
RP-7® Robot, RP-Lite™ and Wake Forest Baptist stroke experts
Through the Internet, a physician seated at the InTouch Health TotalView ControlStation can simultaneously view electronic patient records and scans and connect to an RP-7 Robot or RP-Lite system located at Lexington Medical Center. Under direct control of a Wake Forest Baptist stroke expert, the system can move untethered, allowing the doctor to freely interact with Lexington Medical Center patients, family members and hospital staff from anywhere.
World-class care right here
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is internationally known for pioneering work in stroke treatment, diagnostic technologies and improved outcomes in stroke care.
As a Primary Stroke Center, Wake Forest Baptist uses a multidisciplinary approach that combines the expertise of specialists in neurosurgery, interventional radiology, emergency medicine, neuro-intensive care and neurology.