May 25, 2010
Northside Hospital celebrated the opening its new Neurointerventional Suite May 25th from 4pm – 6pm.
The main attraction of this suite is the hospital’s new biplane angiography equipment, which can take advanced three dimensional neurovascular images to diagnose neurological conditions such as cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations. This cutting edge technology also reduces procedure time and radiation dose. The addition of this technology to Northside Hospital will benefit the surrounding community by providing the most advanced neurovascular imaging available for patients suffering from neurological disorders such as strokes and aneurysms.
The endovascular treatment of stroke extends the window of time for treatment ischemic from 3 hours up to 8 after the onset of symptoms. This technology allows minimally invasive techniques to reopen obstructed blood vessels.
“At Northside Hospital we are focused on high-quality care and this program will expand our ability to treat common, yet disabling, conditions as stroke and aneurysms,” said Stephen J. Daugherty, CEO and President of Northside Hospital. “We now offer the most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art neuro imaging equipment in the Tampa Bay area. This new program will enable us to provide better diagnostics and treatments, which in turn will improve our patients’ outcome and enhance their quality of life.”
“Interventional Neuroradiology is an integral part of neurologic care and an advanced treatment option that has been under utilized in the past,” said Dr. Nasser Razack, Interventional Neuroradiologist and Medical Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Northside Hospital. “I look forward to working with Northside Hospital and the new Neuroscience Institute to bring stroke and aneurysm care to the forefront.”