SUMMIT, NJ — A new preventive procedure that is more accessible to seniors is now offered at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, helping patients to reduce the risk of stroke.
The procedure is known as transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR, and is a minimally invasive operation that uses a stent to open up and reduce blockage of the main artery in the neck. The surgery leaves about a 1-inch wide incision near the collarbone. “They stay in the hospital one night and they go home the next day,” said Dr. Scott Sundick in an Oct. 20 interview. He has performed the procedure seven times since it was implemented at Overlook three months ago.
The procedure, which can be done while the patient is awake or sedated, was developed by Silk Road Medical, a California-based company that worked with the vascular surgery community for 10 years to design the operation.
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SUMMIT, NJ — Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the neck arteries, a condition known as carotid artery disease.
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Silk Road Medical Appoints World Class Stroke Prevention Champion to Serve as Vice President, Medical Affairs and Professional Education
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a company dedicated to preventing the devastating burden of stroke through surgical innovation, announces the appointment of Tammy Leitsinger to the position of Vice President, Medial Affairs and Professional Education. In this new role, Tammy will further develop and refine global, peer-to-peer TCAR training pathways and innovative educational programs.
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TCAR is a new procedure, only available in 50 hospitals across the United States, that helps prevent strokes in high-risk patients. Dr. Brad Thomas is a vascular surgeon with Surgical Care Associates at Baptist Health Louisville.