Largo Medical Center
March 18, 2021

Largo Medical Center shares exciting news regarding the continued journey towards becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center and growing the Neurosciences Service Line.

The investment in a brand-new, state of the art Biplane Neuro Interventional Radiology (NIR) Suite and added stroke intervention capabilities went live on November 30, 2020. By providing this expanded level of service to the community, patients who may benefit from interventional care will no longer need to be transferred for treatment. This modern digital imaging and 3D image-guidance enables the doctors to manipulate catheters inside the brain to treat aneurysms, stroke, and other conditions utilizing less contrast.

“The critical thing to know about having a stroke is that time is brain. Every minute that passes results in loss of more and more viable brain tissue and potentially lead to permanent devastating neurological effects” says Dr. Christopher Koebbe, Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Fellowship-Trained Endovascular Neurosurgeon and Program Director.

The NIR Suite provides advanced imaging capabilities which allows the team to quickly determine if there are blockages or malformations such as aneurysms. They are able to obtain a map of your vessels in order to decide the best route or means of reaching the target area to provide treatment. It provides advanced techniques to emergently treat stroke, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms and other life-threatening conditions of the central nervous system through endovascular approaches.

There are many types of minimally invasive, endovascular interventional treatments that can be rendered using biplane imaging including:

  • Ischemic Stroke Intervention
    • Thrombectomy and Thrombolysis
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke Intervention / Aneurysm Embolization
    • Coiling
    • Flow diverters
  • AVM and Brain Tumor Embolization
  • Carotid stenting
  • Spine Intervention / Pain Management
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Lumbar Punctures

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