Thrombectomy

Interventional Neuro Associates

Endovascular Neurosurgical Radiologists located in East Hills, NY & Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

The doctors at Interventional Neuro Associates are among the most experienced neurointerventional surgeons and interventional neuroradiologists in the Northeast. At their offices serving the greater New York and New Jersey areas in East Hills and Brooklyn, New York, they expertly treat stroke patients with a combination of a mechanical thrombectomy and intravenous tissue plasminogen activator. Their goal is to create favorable outcomes and a complete recovery for men and women of all ages who have suffered a stroke. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Thrombectomy Q & A

What is a thrombectomy?

A mechanical thrombectomy is a highly effective way to remove a blocked blood vessel using a catheter. During this process, your doctor at Interventional Neuro Associates places a small tube known as a catheter into a blocked artery using specialized 3D X-ray fluoroscopy technology. This allows them to see into your artery and manipulate the catheter to remove the clot.

When a large blood vessel in the brain is blocked, it often results in an ischemic stroke. The best chance for a full recovery is to perform a mechanical thrombectomy. The doctors at Interventional Neuro Associates are highly experienced in this procedure, so you know you’re getting the best treatment available from experts in the field.

What is TPA, and how can it help a stroke victim?

The doctors at Interventional Neuro Associates often treat stroke patients with tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), which is considered the gold standard in ischemic stroke treatment options. It’s a powerful, FDA-approved, intravenous medication. The sooner you receive it, the better it breaks up a blood clot or dissolves a blockage.

You can receive TPA up to four-and-a-half hours from the emergence of stroke symptoms. TPA may help you avoid invasive, risky surgery, or work in combination with a minimally invasive thrombectomy.

What is recovery like after thrombectomy and TPA treatments?

Once you’ve had a thrombectomy or TPA, the team at Interventional Neuro Associates monitors your vital signs very closely. The practice is a comprehensive stroke center, so your doctor is with you every step of the way through your treatment and recovery.

Depending on your condition, you might stay in the hospital for a couple of days, and you might take medicine after the procedure as well.

Once you have recovered from the treatments, this expert team will likely advise you to get back on your feet as soon as possible. They’ll also encourage you to make any necessary lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, changing your diet, and exercising to prevent another clot from forming in your arteries.

For the most comprehensive stroke and vascular care with an expert team, call Interventional Neuro Associates or schedule an appointment online today.