Journey to Neuro Recovery

Journey to Neuro Recovery

Kentfield Hospital’s neuro program is innovative and unique, affording patients with neurological injury, transitioning from neuro intensive care units, the best possible chance of recovery. This transitional period is a time in recovery at which the patient remains with complex neurological and medical problems which require expert medical knowledge in order to provide for optimal outcomes. Our team of medical experts is specially trained and credentialed to care for complex neuro injuries as well as supporting the patient’s families adjusting to the effects of the brain injury.

Who We Can Help

  • Stroke
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Subdural Hematomas
  • Post Neurosurgical Interventions
  • Infections - meningitis, encephalitis, auto immune
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Acute Neuromuscular diseases (e.g.  Gilliam Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, critical illness neuropathy/myopathy)
  • Acute spinal cord diseases (e.g. myelopathy)
  • Other (severe demyelinating disease, hydrocephalus)

Program Objectives

  • Ensure continuum of neurological, neurosurgical, and medical care throughout this transitional phase from the ICU
  • Provide timely intervention for ongoing neurological concerns such as seizures, brain swelling, infections, and neurosurgical issues which may delay recovery
  • Early mobilization, therapy and cognitive stimulation to maximize the patient’s potential
  • Ensure the goals of care are constantly addressed throughout this dynamic period and prepare them for the next level of care, often being an acute rehabilitation hospital

Dr. David Palestrant, MD

Dr. David Palestrant, MD is Board Certified in Neurocritical Care, Vascular Neurology, Critical Medicine and Neurology. He has spent his career taking care of patients with severe brain injuries and is a leader in the development of programs to support patients transitioning from neuro intensive care units. The goal of these hospital based programs is to provide the support and medical expertise needed to ensure patients transitioning from the neuro ICU the best chance for maximal recovery.