At OhioHealth, our cerebrovascular experts are among the first nationally and internationally to adopt and perfect leading-edge cerebrovascular treatments and technologies to treat patients with stroke, aneurysm or cerebrovascular abnormalities.
OhioHealth neurointerventional radiologists are part of a multidisciplinary team of experts in cerebrovascular surgery, stroke neurology, cerebrovascular medicine and neurocritical care who work together to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for our patients.
OhioHealth neurointerventional radiologists play a critical role in the care and treatment of patients with cerebrovascular disease, using a variety of leading-edge treatments — all of them minimally invasive and many of which they themselves pioneered.
Interventional Radiology uses minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat cerebrovascular, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular conditions without surgery. Interventional radiologists use fluoroscopy, CT scan, ultrasound and MRI to guide tiny catheters and wires through the body's vascular system to deliver treatment to specific areas of the body.
Many conditions that once required open surgical procedures are now treated by interventional radiologists. This means less risk, less pain and less recovery time for patients.
We were first in Ohio and second in the country to use the Solitaire FR Revascularization Device, an innovation that doubles the chances of surviving a severe stroke compared to the next best option.
We were first in the world to use the Solitaire 2, the next generation of Solitaire, and we're using other leading-edge systems, such as the Trevo II clot retriever.
We pioneered use of the MERCI Clot Retriever, a corkscrew-like coil, to remove some ischemic stroke clots, oftentimes instantly reversing the course of a stroke.
Coiling: We use coiling devices (as many as 500 different kinds) to embolize aneurysms — that is, block the flow of blood and prevent the aneurysm from rupturing. The minimally invasive treatment can also be used after a rupture.
Clipping: We use Integrated Cerebrovascular Fluorescence in aneurysm clipping, which is used to prevent leakage or rupturing of a blood vessel. The technique allows the surgeon to view cerebrovascular blood flow and immediately assess whether clipping of the aneurysm is complete or not.
Gluing: We use Onyx® HD-500, a liquid embolic agent, to treat complex aneurysms. The minimally invasive treatment was granted a Humanitarian Device Exemption by the FDA. At OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, our interventional radiologists also use Onyx 18 and Onyx 34, which are FDA approved for the treatment of vascular malformations.
Every minute lost can negatively affect stroke outcomes, which is why we established Ohio’s first network of hospitals that are helping save more lives.
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