Neurointerventional surgery utilizes state-of-the-art imaging technologies and a minimally-invasive approach to treat specific head, neck, spine and brain disorders. Stroke and brain aneurysms are often the most recognized – or well-known – disorders treated by neurointerventional physicians. Prevea has highly-trained neurointerventional surgery experts who are skilled in treating a wide variety of conditions.
We see patients at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay – a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a leader in stroke care.
- Epistaxis/nose bleed
- Stroke in adults and children
- Cervical and intracranial angioplasty stent
- Diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiography
- Mechanical thrombectomy
- Treatment of ruptured and unruptured aneurysms with the latest technology
- Tumor embolization
Stroke signs and symptoms
A stroke is an interruption in the blood flow to our brain from either a clot or a break in the blood vessel. It is critical for someone who is experiencing signs or symptoms of a stroke to be transported to the hospital by trained medical personnel immediately. Early recognition is key, and a stroke is a medical emergency.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
- Sudden severe headache without a known reason
Use the BE-FAST acronym to remember stroke warning signs. If you notice or experience any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
B = Balance difficulty
E = Eye changes
F = Face drooping
A = Arm weakness
S = Speech slurred
T = Time to call 911
Stroke risk factors
Stroke risk factors such as age, genetics, gender and race cannot be controlled. However, there are several risk factors that you can control. If your health care provider has already identified that you have any of these risk factors, it is very important to create a plan to help reduce your risk of stroke.
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Alcohol consumption and illegal drug use
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- Unhealthy diet
- Abnormal cholesterol
- Atrial fibrillation
- Carotid artery disease
- Peripheral vascular disease