Sinai’s Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute
is a 36-bed wing with generously-sized private rooms. The unit is staffed with nurses and therapists specifically trained in offering care to patients post-neurosurgery and with neurological deficits.
Brain and spine surgeries are completed regularly by Sinai’s neurosurgeons
. Post surgery hospitalization typically ranges from one overnight stay to 4 day stays, depending on the type and complexity of the surgery.
, physical therapists
and speech-language pathologists
evaluate and treat patients after neurosurgery for possible functional deficits and make appropriate recommendations to enhance function and to plan for discharge.
- The physical therapist assesses gait, mobility, and ability to negotiate stairs, and recommends assistive devices as needed.
- The occupational therapist assesses activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and toileting and educates in the use of adaptive equipment when indicated.
As appropriate, the occupational and physical therapists will educate and instruct patients on spinal precautions and utilization of a back or neck brace as recommended by the surgeon.
- The speech-language pathologist evaluates and treats swallowing difficulties to recommend the safest means of nutrition. Speech-language pathologists may also assess and treat cognitive deficits to assure patient safety when considering discharge plans.
When appropriate, patients may go to the Sinai Rehabilitation Center
where each patient receives three hours of therapy daily to increase the patient's functional independence and safety prior to advancing to the next level of care.
Continuum of Care
Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation
Traumatic Brain Injury/Neurological Inpatient Rehabilitation