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Bi-plane Neuroangiography   
  • Image-guided
  • Surgeons can pinpoint exact areas of the brain that requires treatment
  • Uses a combination of CT and fluoroscopy
  • Generates a detailed, three-dimensional image of the area under investigation
Bi-plane Neuroangiography  gives us a detailed 'road map' of the brain, which means that only a very small incision in the groin is necessary to get exactly where the surgeon needs to go. This reduces pain and recovery time for patients, and it reduces the risk of damage to the tissue or the surrounding areas. Using this technology, if surgical intervention is required a much smaller cranial incision will be needed.
Clot Removal Systems
The Clot Removal System also uses bi-plane technology and is designed to improve blood circulation to the brain by removing obstructions from large cranial vessels that are causing acute ischemic stroke, a stroke that occurs when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot.  The System uses multiple devices that are sized to match the size of the blocked blood vessel to gently remove the clot restoring blood flow to the brain.

Intraoperative Monitoring
Intraoperative monitoring (IOM) continuously monitors a patient's nervous system during surgery and alerts the surgeon of slight changes in neurological status. Certain changes in neuro-electrical activity provide warning of imminent danger to the neurological system, so IOM allows the surgeon to take corrective action before damage occurs.
IOM is indicated for surgeries involving the spinal column, including the spinal cord and the cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae.

One of the most promising advances in neurological surgery is in the area of computer-image guided surgery.  Deaconess is at the cutting edge of this revolution in using neuronavigational technology.  Deaconess surgeons apply the technology to both brain and spinal surgeries.  Patients benefit from a reduced risk of complications, less pain and shorter recovery times due to smaller incisions.
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