The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 800,000 people in the United States have suffered strokes. Stroke Awareness Month, which occurs in May, is quickly approaching, which makes this a good time to discuss the medical advances in this area. Thankfully, the medical field is rapidly advancing, and new techniques and procedures are created every year. Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is one such procedure that can change the lives of patients at risk for stroke.
Dr. R. Michael Patton of Wilmington Surgical Associates, located at 1414 Medical Center Drive, is one of the few in town who can perform TCAR, and has some information on this procedure.
1. TCAR is a very new procedure
TCAR is a very new surgical procedure for patients at high risk of stroke. Drs. Michael Patton and Thomas Eskew, vascular partners at Wilmington Surgical Associates, were the first surgeons in Eastern North Carolina to perform this procedure. It was performed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for the first time in early 2018. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is also considered a TCAR Center of Excellence, and there are four surgeons who can perform this procedure in Wilmington.
Read More: https://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20190417/tcar-procedure-can-be-life-changing-for-patients-at-risk-of-stroke
Via: The Times-News