Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Stony Brook is Your Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Expert

Often referred to as a “mini stroke,” TIA is a brief episode (sometimes lasting just a few minutes) during which a region of the brain does not receive enough blood flow to function normally. Because the blood supply is restored quickly, the affected brain tissue does not die as it does in a stroke. However, these attacks are often early warning signs of an impending major stroke. At the Stony Brook Cerebrovascular and Comprehensive Stroke Center, our team of highly experienced, highly-trained stroke and TIA experts provide the most advanced level of care. 

Our Center is located on Level 4 of Stony Brook University Hospital, which is the ONLY hospital in New York State to be named as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals™ by Healthgrades for stroke care for the past nine years (2016 — 2024).

Our multidisciplinary expert team offers both in person and telemedicine consultations for the treatment of all cerebrovascular disease processes. Contact us for a consultation:

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery:  (631) 444-1213
Endovascular Neurosurgery: (631) 444-1213
Vascular Neurology (Stroke Neurology): (631) 444-2599

Symptoms of TIA
The most common TIA symptoms include (but are not limited to) difficulty speaking or understanding speech, loss of feeling on one side of the body or face, or weakness on one side of the body or face. Remember, these attacks are often early warning signs of an impending major stroke. So if you have experienced any of these symptoms it's important to seek medical attention and undergo appropriate evaluation and testing.