What is aneurysm coiling?
A brain aneurysm, or dilation of an artery in the brain that impairs blood flow, will affect two percent of the world’s population. Fifty percent of patients with a ruptured aneurysm die. Of the remaining fifty percent, only ten percent recover normal functioning. All of this means that when treating aneurysms, time is of the essence.
Breakthrough treatment available at Hurley
An interventional neuroradiologist on the Radiology staff at Hurley Medical Center and one of only approximately 300 interventional neuroradiologists in the world has developed an extraordinary new aneurysm treatment called the hydro-coil, a small platinum coil coated with a gel that expands when it comes into contact with blood, filling the gaps and repairing the afflicted blood vessel. This breakthrough procedure eliminates the need for open neurosurgical procedures. With the coil procedure, the brain is left untouched.
Since creating the hydro-coil, our interventional neuroradiologist has performed over 4,000 neurointerventional procedures and has brought a new form of rapid, life-saving intervention to people living in Genesee County and the surrounding area.