Neuroscience & Stroke

St. Anthony's Medical Center provides advanced neurology, neurosurgical and interventional radiology treatments for a variety of diseases and disorders of the nervous system, such as:

  • Stroke – hemorrhagic & ischemic
  • Brain tumors
  • Trauma to the brain and spine
  • Seizure disorders
  • Headache
  • Degenerative spine disease

See more information on diagnostic procedures, stroke care, surgical services, rehabilitation and patient/family education programs.

Surgical Services

St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s John K. Pruellage Heart & Vascular Center — a “hospital within a hospital” — offers the latest in medical technology and patient-centered care. It radically redefines how patients are cared for and the setting in which they heal, through advanced technology, safety and infection control features and environmental amenities.

Advanced surgical services to treat neurological disorders includes:

  • minimally invasive spinal surgeries
  • minimally invasive cranial surgeries with navigational technologies

Stroke Accreditation

Level One Stroke

St. Anthony’s is one of the few hospitals in the St. Louis area to be certified as a Level 1 Stroke Center, the highest level of stroke care available as accredited by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. When Missouri’s new Stroke Center designations began in 2015, St. Anthony’s was one of only five hospitals in the St. Louis area and one of ten hospitals in Missouri to be named a Level 1 Stroke Center. It means we have the expertise and technological resources to quickly diagnose and treat any type of stroke within one hour of arrival. 


The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

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St. Anthony's has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

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St. Anthony's is proud to be awarded for the third year in a row the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. St. Anthony’s earned the award by achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.