Neuro Intensive Care Unit
The Neuro ICU is located inside Greenville Memorial Hospital. The patients in the Neuro ICU suffer from severe brain injuries, stroke or brain tumors and many are post-op from a neurosurgical procedure. These can include insertion of various invasive brain monitoring devices, craniotomy for trauma, cerebral aneurysm repair or tumor resection.
Other patients have injuries to the brain or spinal cord secondary to trauma, as well as other traumatic injuries involving the chest, abdomen, major vessels and long bones. This unique neurotrauma patient population requires specialized management of hemorrhagic shock, sepsis, renal failure, adrenal suppression, and respiratory failure in order to optimize their potential for neurological recovery.
Ryan Hakimi, DO, is medical director of the Neuro ICU.