Stroke is one of the top causes of death in the United States and a leading cause of major disability. Approximately 800,000 people have a stroke each year — about one every four seconds, with one person dying every four minutes as a result.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. When blood flow does not reach the brain, brain cells begin to die, which results in brain damage. The brain functions that are affected depend on where the stroke occurs and how much damage has occurred.
According to World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer brain stroke worldwide each year. Of these, 5 million people die and another 5 million are permanently disabled.
In his decades of private practice, Dr Steenblock has established himself as a pioneer in many fields of medicine. From stroke care and acute brain trauma to regenerative and cell-based medicine in the treatment of ALS, Cerebral Palsy and other chronic and degenerative diseases, what has separated Dr Steenblock from his peers is his unique and comprehensive approach to patient care.