MINNEAPOLIS, May 18, 2017 — Today, Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.’s (CRL) neurointerventional radiology (NIR) team at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Neuroscience Institute reached their latest milestone. CRL neurointerventionalists Drs. Josser Delgado and Yasha Kayan treated the 2,500th brain aneurysm at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The 2,500th aneurysm case consisted of a stent-assisted coil embolization of a large, multi-lobulated basilar tip aneurysm – the artery located in the back of the brain supplying the brainstem.
Endovascular brain aneurysm treatment is minimally invasive and provides a faster recovery time for patients. During coil embolization, the most common endovascular aneurysm treatment technique, soft platinum coils are deposited into the aneurysm sac via a microcatheter to block blood flow into the aneurysm.
“At Abbott, we have always been at the forefront of endovascular brain aneurysm treatment, which has allowed our patients to have continued access to the latest cutting-edge endovascular technology,” says Dr. Delgado.
Drs. Delgado and Kayan are certified by the American Board of Radiology and received their fellowship training in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology from the world-renowned Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Adam Wallace, who is currently completing his fellowship at Mallinckrodt, will be joining the practice this summer.
Abbott’s Neurointerventional Radiology program is the leader for endovascular neurological care in the Twin Cities. The program prides itself on a philosophy of continuous improvement by focusing on patient outcomes, adapting new technologies and performing clinical trials to advance the care of brain aneurysm and stroke patients.
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