Neuro Intensive Care

Clinician in Neurointensive care setting

 About Our Neuro Surgical Critical Care Unit 

The  Neuro Surgical Critical Care Unit (NSCCU) is devoted to the care of patients with life-threatening neurological problems.  

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, we not only care for the brain, but support the pulmonary, cardiovascular, infectious disease and other systems.  

The staff of the NSCCU is trained in the use of ventilators, flow track monitoring, extraventricular drain (EVD) management, measuring intracranial (ICP) pressures and neurological assessments. 

Other comprehensive services available include pharmacy services, physical, occupational and speech therapy, case management services and palliative care.

Scope of Care

Patients admitted to the NSCCU include those with:

  • Cerebrovascular disorders (ischemic stroke, aneurysm, hemorrhages, and tumors)
  • Encephalopathy
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Status epilepticus
  • Demyelinating illness
  • Life-threatening neurologic infections
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Myasthenic crisis
  • Recent neuro-surgical procedures (spine surgery, carotid artery surgery, angioplasty, endovascular procedures) 


Our NeuroIntensivist: Dr. Catalina Ionita

Dr Ionita