Members of the Manatee Memorial Hospital Biplane Interventional Radiology Stroke Team
According to the American Stroke Association, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. and it is the leading cause of serious long-term disability among Americans. In an effort to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of stroke among our area residents, Manatee Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the county’s first Biplane Interventional Radiology Suite featuring the Azurion image-guided therapy system from Philips Healthcare. This flexible system can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of medical conditions including stroke, cancer, biliary disease or vascular disease, using minimally invasive procedures.
The catheter-based procedures are designed to reduce some of the risks and recovery time found in traditional surgical approaches. Among the many benefits of catheter-based interventions are shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision, and less visible surgical scarring.
“Manatee Memorial Hospital is pleased to be able to offer this significant technology to our patients,” said Kevin DiLallo, CEO of Manatee Memorial Hospital. “For acute stroke interventions and for a full complement of interventional radiology procedures, the new system will enable physicians to complete procedures in less time and help patients recover more quickly.“