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.
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