Stroke Center

Leaders in Stroke Care
The Stanford Health Care Comprehensive Stroke Center provides major contributions to worldwide research of stroke prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Our Palo Alto center was the first designated Comprehensive Certified Stroke Center in the U.S., the highest level of certification. Our Pleasanton Stroke Center is a Stroke Center of Excellence.
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Stroke Awareness Saves Lives

Learn more about how stroke awareness can save your life or the life of a loved one.

Stroke Surgery

Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)

Interventional neuroradiology

Endovascular treatment of aneurysms

Revascularization of the blood supply

Endovascular treatment of AVMs

Nonsurgical Stroke Treatments

Emergency medications

Medications to help prevent stroke


Whole-Person Care

Programs and Services

Individual assessment

Stroke rehabilitation services

Support group

The support group provides a forum where you and your family can share experiences and concerns about rehabilitation, depression, and other daily concerns. We encourage all patients, at any stage of treatment, to participate. Contact the Neuroscience Supportive Care Program at 650-721-8500 or for more details.

Community resources

If you or a loved one has experienced disability as a result of stroke, many community resources can help you cope and learn to provide support and encouragement. The Stanford Stroke Center can provide you with an up-to-date list of community resources. Contact the Stroke Center at 650-723-6469 or

Comprehensive Stroke Center

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Quality and Outcomes

Innovation Through Clinical Research

Your Circle of Care

Each person’s experience is unique, which is why we provide personalized care. Our team tailors treatment and supportive services to meet your individual needs.

At the Stanford Health Care Stroke Center, we make accessing care easy and convenient. We make every effort to coordinate your appointments so that you can see multiple providers, as needed, during a single visit.

If you or someone you know experiences symptoms of stroke, seek emergency help immediately. CALL 911—do not wait!

Stroke Center in Palo Alto
213 Quarry Road, Palo Alto 94304
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Stroke Center in Pleasanton
5575 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton 94588
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