For non-life-threatening emergencies, request your ER treatment time online with InQuickER and wait in the comfort of home.

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Compassionate, Around-the-Clock ER Care Always Within Reach

When an emergency happens, count on the ER specialists at AdventHealth Carrollwood. Our locations are nearby, including our Dr. Kiran C. Patel Emergency Department in Carrollwood and AdventHealth Westchase ER, our freestanding emergency department in Westchase.

We're here every day, ready to give compassionate emergency medical treatments to our Tampa community and the surrounding areas. With nationally recognized expertise and a whole-person approach, you can depend on us when life changes your plans.

If you're experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.

Request Your ER Treatment Time With InQuickER

For non-life-threatening emergencies, use InQuickER to reserve an ER treatment time, wait from the comfort and safety of home and arrive at your projected treatment time. Using InQuickER is quick and easy:

  • Reserve a treatment time online
  • Complete a brief, secure form
  • Receive a confirmation with directions and details
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Fast, Effective Stroke Care When You Need It Most

Diagnosing a Stroke

If you’re experiencing stroke symptoms, call 911 right away. You want answers and solutions. You want them now. The emergency stroke team at AdventHealth Carrollwood is comprised of highly skilled clinicians who are trained and committed to recognizing and providing prompt stroke care. It starts with a diagnosis. Your initial screening will include a discussion about your medical history and risk factors, combined with an assessment of your symptoms. If we suspect a stroke, we’ll act fast, diagnosing you with the help of a number of tests, including:

  • Blood tests
  • Computed tomography (CT) scans
  • Angiographies
  • Carotid ultrasounds
  • Echocardiographies
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Physical exams
  • Neurology consults

Once we confirm your stroke diagnosis, we can set a plan in motion to help treat you with the quick, compassionate care you deserve.

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

When it comes to strokes, it’s important to call 911 right away. It’s also important to be informed. When you understand stroke symptoms, you can be better prepared and empowered to recognize when you or a loved one need help. There are a few types of strokes, including:

  • Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures
  • Ischemic stroke is the most common type and happens when a clot blocks a vessel supplying blood to the brain
  • Transient ischemic stroke, also called a “mini-stroke,” is a short episode of stroke symptoms that do not cause permanent damage but can lead to serious future strokes

If you or a loved one experiences symptoms of a stroke, like paralysis, numbness, dizziness, or confusion, stay calm and seek help. Use the letters in the acronym "B.E.F.A.S.T." to quickly identify stroke symptoms. The acronym stands for:

  • Balance issues (dizziness)
  • Eyes (loss of vision)
  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Time to call 911

In addition to the symptoms listed above, a hemorrhagic stroke can also feel like a severe headache.

It's important to act quickly once you suspect a stroke. When you come to us, our Carrollwood hospital team will be here, ready to help with efficient expertise.

Expert Stroke Treatments

Recovering from a stroke requires a strong support system. Our teams take a multidisciplinary, whole-person approach to your care that works with you at every step of your journey: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Because we don’t just want to treat your stroke, we want to prevent future strokes from happening. If you smoke, have heart disease, or have a family history of stroke, we’ll make sure to be proactive, performing regular screenings and putting you on a path of prevention. This might include medications, guidance, and positive lifestyle changes.

After we treat the immediate stroke, our neurology and rehabilitation professionals will work together to help you rediscover your strength, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We combine physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and more to make sure you have the care you need. Take our hand, and let us help guide you forward.

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