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Stroke Care Center at the Gates Vascular Institute

Emergency Stroke Care available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week

The Stroke Care Center team at the Gates Vascular Institute is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take care of stroke patients with:

  • Renowned neurosurgeons and neurologists
  • State-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment
  • Multidisciplinary team specially-trained in stroke care

If you or someone you know is experiencing stroke symptoms call 9-1-1 and get to Gates – The new Gates Vascular Institute.


Signs of a Stroke

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

  • Sudden weakness, paralysis or numbness
    of the face, arm and leg on one or both
    sides of the body.
  • Sudden loss of speech or difficulty speaking or understanding speech.
  • Sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in only one eye.
  • Sudden unexplained dizziness (especially when associated with other neurologic symptoms), unsteadiness or sudden falls.
  • Sudden severe headache and/or loss of consciousness.

If any of these symptoms are present, CALL 9-1-1 and seek medical help immediately.


The Gates Vascular Institute has Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke, and is the only Stroke program in the region recognized by all three of the following organizations:

  1. Designated Primary Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health since 2005
  2. American Stroke Association, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke, Gold Plus Achievement Award, Target Stroke Honor Roll, 2012
  3. Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke from Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc (DNV)
    • The Gates Vascular Institute is the only facility in Western New York to achieve this certification.
    • Less than 1 percent of the 5,700 hospitals in the United States have this certification.
    • The DNV evaluated compliance with the DNV’s state-of-the-art national standards and performance measurement expectations for the management of chronic care illnesses
    • Physician and staff skill in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients was a factor in designation 

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