We are pleased to announce the following RAR physicians were honored as 2015 Top Docs in Richmond Magazine's April 2015 issue.
- Jeffrey Hull, MD
- Philip Pieters, MD
- Efstathios "Ike" Spinos, MD
- Lowrey Holthaus, MD
- John Kuta, MD
New Frontiers in Stroke Therapy at CJW Neuroscience & Gamma Knife Center's Neurovascular Lab
Dr. Efstathios Spinos, neurointerventional radiologist at CJW, is the first physician in the Richmond area to place Boston Scientific's Wingspan Stent System into a patient's artery in the brain. The Wingspan stent opens blocked arteries and quickly restores blood flow to brain tissue which assists in prevention of further strokes. CJW is one of only three Medical Centers across Virginia that has performed this procedure.
Blockages in the delicate blood vessels within the brain are much more prone to rupture and are most often treated with medicine. If medications fail, these patients had no other effective or safe alternative until this procedure was developed. more...
Kyphoplasty is indicated for the treatment and reduction of Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) caused by primary and secondary osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, bone metastases, and hemangioma. The benefit and objective of the procedure is to provide immediate pain relief through stabilization of the fracture and restored height of the vertebrae. more...