Neurosciences department of Neurosurgery provides first rate diagnosis and treatment of nervous system diseases with the help of cutting edge technology and minimally invasive procedures. Our renowned physicians help treat a range of neurological disorders and are the core of our subspecialty Centers of Excellence. Each case we receive is reviewed by our team of doctors who are supported by experienced and dedicated admistrative and nursing staff around the clock. We encourage and welcome referral s from around the world.
Blood is carried to the brain via blood vessels. When a vessel is blocked by a clot or it bursts the blood supply to brain is stopped and a portion of a brain and its cells die. This condition is called a stroke. Stroke is 4th leading cause of death and disability in USA according to American Stroke Association.
Why you are in safe care with our experts?
Our Surgeons are highly experienced and well known. They are part of a multidisciplinary team to provide treatment in the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where the most complex cases are treated with finest standards recognized.
Following is a list of our Comprehensive Support Centers achievements:
- The highest volume of stroke and neurosurgical cases in the Southern Tier Region.
- Our Diagnostic treatment time is the fastest in the country.
- We are leaders in Thrombectomy – a revolutionary and life-saving treatment of stroke. It has the potential to completely reverse the symptoms of stroke.
- Our Physicians of the stroke and cerebrovascular center team include:
- cerebrovascular surgeons.
- Neurologists( who specialize in stroke)
- interventional radiology
- critical care and neuro-rehabilitation
Each stroke case is treated according to its severity, cause, location and patient’s health profile.
A range of surgical and endovascular stroke treatments are available at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Options may include:
- Clipping: A Small clip is placed across the neck of the aneurysm to stop it from bleeding.
- Coiling: This serves the same purpose as Clipping but unlike Clipping, an incision is the skull is not required.
- Flow diversion: The blood flow past a coiled aneurysm is directed by inserting a tube.
- Remobilization: a glue like substance is injected to encourage the blood to clot.
- Resection: Removal of affected vessel during the procedure of treatment.
- Radio surgery: The shutting down of affected vessels with delivering precise beams of radiation.
- Hematoma removal: Removal of accumulated dry blood to relieve pressure on brain tissues.
Other treatment options may include,
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)
- Endovascular Aneurysm Treatment
- Endovascular Neurosurgery
- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
- Aneurysm Clipping
Stroke patients also are given the opportunity to receive investigational drugs.