Journey to Neuro Recovery

Journey to Neuro Recovery

Vibra Healthcare’s neuro program is innovative and unique, affording patients with neurological injury, transitioning from neuro intensive care units, the best possible chance of recovery. This transitional period is a time in recovery at which the patient remains with complex neurological and medical problems which require expert medical knowledge in order to provide for optimal outcomes. Our team of medical experts is specially trained and credentialed to care for complex neuro injuries as well as supporting the patient’s families adjusting to the effects of the brain injury.

Who We Can Help

  • Stroke
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Subdural Hematomas
  • Post Neurosurgical Interventions
  • Infections - meningitis, encephalitis, auto immune
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Acute Neuromuscular diseases (e.g.  Gilliam Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, critical illness neuropathy/myopathy)
  • Acute spinal cord diseases (e.g. myelopathy)
  • Other (severe demyelinating disease, hydrocephalus)

Program Objectives

  • Ensure continuum of neurological, neurosurgical, and medical care throughout this transitional phase from the ICU
  • Provide timely intervention for ongoing neurological concerns such as seizures, brain swelling, infections, and neurosurgical issues which may delay recovery
  • Early mobilization, therapy and cognitive stimulation to maximize the patient’s potential
  • Ensure the goals of care are constantly addressed throughout this dynamic period and prepare them for the next level of care, often being an acute rehabilitation hospital

Dr. Julio Chalela, MD

Dr. Chalela is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his Medical School training in his home country of Bogota, Columbia at the Medical School of Pontifical Xavierian University. He completed his Neurology residency at Georgetown University, Stroke and Neurointensive care Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and his Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He is presented more than 200 abstract presentations at national and international meetings while holding the position of Medical Director of the NSICU, Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Chalela is Board Certified in neurology, vascular neurology and neurocritical care.

Dr. Niren Kapoor, MD

Dr Kapoor did his medical training in Delhi, India and came to the University of Alabama Birmingham to pursue his PhD. He also stayed at UAB ro complete his Neurology residency. He later went to the University of Pennsylvania to complete his Fellowship in Neurocritical Care. Dr. Kapoor came to MUSC and Vibra to continue his passion for advanced intracranial monitoring and take care of patients with acute neurological injuries.