TRA advances DFW Neurointerventional Radiology

3/2014:

From http://www.addisonmag-digital.com/addisonmag/spring_2014#pg74

· What are some of the newest technological advances that your physicians, surgeons, practice and/or hospital now uses? Baylor Plano is now offering a state-of-the-art biplane neurointerventional radiology suite. This equipment is operated by our subspecialist physicians to diagnose and treat a multitude of critical neurological illnesses.

· What are the benefits to these new technologies? Neurointerventional radiologists perform minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the brain, head neck and spine. Today, neurointerventional radiology makes it possible for physicians to take a minimally invasive, endovascular approach to treat vascular disease of the central nervous system.

· How have these new technologies impacted how patients are taken care of? Neurointerventional procedures use advanced devices and image-guided techniques to deliver treatments through a small puncture in the skin of the groin or arm instead of open surgery.

· What type of new technology that was recently released/will be released soon are you most looking forward to? It’s exciting that we will now be able to treat many cerebrovascular diseases through no incisions or only a small incision that would have required traditional open surgery in the past. These procedures include: unruptured brain aneurysms, stroke, carotid artery disease, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, osteoporotic and pathologic vertebral fractures and tumors of the brain, head, neck and spine.

· Why do patients benefit from coming to visit your hospital and/or practice? The neurointerventional radiologist on the medical staff at Baylor Plano are board certified in diagnostic radiology and have advanced fellowship training in neurointerventional surgery, interventional radiology and/or neuroradiology. They work as part of a multidisciplinary team, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-oncologists, intensivists, interventionalists and otolaryngologists, to provide complete neurological care.

· Is there anything else you would like to add? At Baylor Plano we provide a wide variety of neurological diagnostic services, including angiography, carotid/cerebral angiography and spinal arteriography.

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