Telestroke Program

Lexie photo 11_177

Telestroke consultation

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.


How to Get Here

Emergency Department250 Hospital Drive
Lexington, NC 27292

Contact us:

Get Directions »

The Robot Has A Name

"Lexie" is the audio and video link between doctors in Lexington Medical Center's Emergency Department and the stroke specialists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Using the robot, stroke specialists can observe the patient, the physical exam and view MRI images while interacting with Lexington Medical Center's emergency physicians.