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.
Use the BE-FAST acronym to remember stroke warning signs. If you notice or experience any of these signs or symptoms, don’t take chances. Call 911 immediately.
B - Balance difficulty: Sudden loss of balance or coordination, weakness or dizziness
E - Eye changes: Sudden onset of vision changes in one or both eyes
F - Face drooping: Sudden onset of facial drooping, usually on one side
A - Arm weakness: Sudden weakness or numbness in the arm, leg or face, usually on one side of the body
S - Slurred speech: Sudden onset of trouble speaking or difficulty in understanding speech
T - Terrible headache: Sudden onset on severe headache with no known cause
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