Brain and Spine Center
Our comprehensive approach to brain and spine patient care provides you
with an expert, dedicated team that has been recognized nationally for
clinical excellence. It is our privilege to help you improve your quality
of life through surgery.
The latest imaging technology, neuro-certified nursing staff and less invasive
surgical techniques are just a few of the advantages Flagler Hospital
provides to its neurosurgery patients. The neurosurgical team is led by
highly recognized surgeon, Dr. Miguel Machado, who works hand-in-hand
with neuro-certified nurses, neuro-radiologists, anesthesiologists, technologists
and rehabilitation therapists - all specially trained in caring for patients
with neurological disorders. Common procedures include craniotomies for
the treatment of brain injuries, a multitude of spinal surgeries and intracranial
hemorrhages, as well as the removal of primary and metastatic brain tumors.
Flagler Hospital has been designated a Primary Stroke Care Center by the
Joint Commission. This designation affirms that Flagler Hospital has demonstrated
that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines
that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
The Brain Trust support group meets every first and third Thursday in the
Flagler Hospital Lockwood Room, 7:00 PM. The group is attended by stroke
survivors, caregivers, family & friends and is moderated by the Flagler
Hospital Stroke Coordinator. Participants are of all ages and backgrounds,
with a common goal in coping with the aftermath of stroke/TBI. Clinical
input by medical professionals and scheduled speakers from the community
provide useful information. All are welcome.
Betty Brown, R.N., Stroke Coordinator 819-4567
Dave Bruyn, Stroke Survivor 669-6052