Some of the most critically injured head trauma patients are airlifted to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital every day for the highest quality care. We are one of only a handful of Level I trauma centers in the state and a resource to more than 12 Level II trauma centers throughout the area.
Each year, we care for more than 52,000 patients with critical injuries that require a level of expertise not found at just any medical institution. A collaborative team of specialists that includes some of the most renowned neurologists in Chicagoland are always available to care for patients with severe head traumas, from concussions to hematomas (bleeding in the brain).
How To Recognize a Concussion
Concussions should never be taken lightly, however, distinguishing a concussion can be difficult for most people. Look for these symptoms to determine if you or a loved one may have suffered a concussion:
- Physical - headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbances, nausea, vision/hearing changes, dizziness
- Emotional/Behavioral - irritability, increased emotionality, depression, anxiety
- Cognitive - slowed response, mental fogginess, poor concentration, distractibility
Seek medical attention for an evaluation at the first sign of a concussion.
To make an initial appointment, consultation, a second opinion or to refer a patient to the Neurosciences Institute at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, please call us at 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622).