A multidisciplinary team of health care specialists provides state-of-the-art stroke, cardiac and vascular care under one roof.
The Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) features four floors dedicated to comprehensive vascular care, revolutionary neurological procedures and cardiac services unavailable anywhere else in the region.
With its New York State-Designated Primary Stroke Center, GVI ranks among an elite group of U.S. hospitals — less than 1 percent — with Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Healthcare, Inc.
GVI and the affiliated Kaleida Health system also have achieved Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/DNV. This designation is reserved for the best-equipped hospitals in an area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. It recognizes providers that meet a standard of excellence and comply with best practices, including the latest guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association.
GVI physicians collaborate with scientists in UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, housed on the upper four floors of a combined 10-story building. Together, they are accelerating progress toward medical breakthroughs and innovative treatments.
GVI and the adjacent Buffalo General Medical Center share a digital emergency department designed to accommodate more than 60,000 visits each year, a helipad, 610 beds, 28 operating rooms, 17 interventional labs for procedures, four CT scanners and four MRIs.
The GVI, designed to promote collaboration between physicians and physician-scientists, is the special home of state-of-the-art neuroendovascular suites and neurosurgical operative suites.
Within these operative suites, cranial procedures including vascular, hybrid open vascular and neuroendovascular procedures, endoscopic intraventricular and skull base, neuro-oncological stereotactic, and complex spine surgical procedures are performed.