Some conditions not requiring inpatient admission are treated. Access to DH is on indication of Neurology unit medics. We perform:
Conditions of the nervous system
The most frequent conditions we treat are:
In this unit we principally treat patients with acute neurological diseases, such as cerebral stroke, head trauma, convulsions, confusion where treatment during the first hours is decisive for the patient’s life and results. In recent years a 1st level Stroke Unit has been operative and it is dedicated to treatment of patients with cerebral stroke. It makes use of the work of a multidisciplinary team, including neurologists, nursing personnel, rehabilitation therapists and a speech therapist. Stroke unit is the most advanced and efficient treatment model of acute cerebrovascular disorders and the only one to significantly limit death and disability caused by this disease. This section is part of Veneto region’s network for the treatment of acute stroke, created in 2008.
Stroke unit, Neurophysiology, Neurosonology and Neuropsychology
The core of this activity is the Stroke Unit, a modern area for semi-intensive treatment with four monitored beds dedicated to the cure of acute ischemic or hemorragic cerebral stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Medic and nursing personnel of the Stroke Unit takes care of more than 400 strokes per year, performing intravenous thrombolytic treatment within hours from the onset if needed and conducts monitoring procedures in the following hours, in accordance with modern international protocols.
Not only providing assistance and a highly specialized medical treatment, the Stroke Unit combines the activity of Emergency Room. Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology, with Rehabilitation and all territorial and homecare system.
Outpatient activity is organized in general neurology and specialistic ambulatory: Parkinson Disease, tremors and dementia, cerebrovascular diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, headache and pain, epilepsy and sleep disorders. We also perform infiltration with botulin toxin for the cure of dystonia such as stiff neck, facial spasms, blepharospasm, writer’s cramp. We also treat spasticity, painful spasms, sialorrhea and genital and urinary tract disorders.
Particular attention is dedicated to customization of services and cures. Particular care is dedicated to explanations about the patient’s condition, the possible alternatives and the involvement of relatives when necessary. During examinations and visits the doctor devotes particular attention to help the patient understand diagnosis and suggested treatments, to choose the most appropriate one.
A multidisciplinary team, expert in assistance and rehabilitation of acute and sub-acute phases of stroke, operates in the Stroke Unit and collaborates with other specialists in neurosurgery, cardiology, speech therapy, rehabilitation and neuropsychology. For cognitive impairment we perform tests and individual and family clinical interviews.
In order to improve communication between patient and doctor, a project was created in 2014: the nurse represents the point of reference for the patient during all the stay.
At the beginning of the stay, the patient is “assigned” to a “tutor nurse” who will be his spokesman for his necessities, interpreting and taking care of his needs.
Monday to Friday 8:00 – 19:00 Saturday 8:00 – 12:00
“We take care of your future: that’s where we will spend the rest of our days”
Giampietro Zanette – Manager
Here are the Doctors who will take care of you
Dr. Giampietro Zanette
Dr. Domenico Idone
Dr. Claudio Bonato
Dr. Antonio Forgione
Dr. Ina Barbara Juergenson
Dr. Michela Trentin
Here are the numbers of our operational unit