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Published on July 11, 2017

Area's only neurointerventionalist offers expert care

As the area's first Primary Stroke Center providing comprehensive stroke services, Gundersen Health System offers you and your patients the highest level of specialized care, including the Tri-state area's only neurointerventionalist, Mouhammed Kabbani, MD.

Mouhammed Kabbani, MD, Gundersen Neurosciences

Mouhammed Kabbani, MD, Gundersen Neurosciences

Dr. Kabbani provides a variety of advanced procedures for acute stroke management, based on whether your patient has suffered an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.

For ischemic stroke patients, Dr. Kabbani's expertise moves treatment opportunities beyond standard clot-dissolving tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), which is only indicated within the first four and a half hours following the onset of symptoms. In addition to t-PA, Gundersen's neurointerventional options for your ischemic stroke patients include:

  • Thrombectomy up to six hours from onset of stroke symptoms to remove blood clots from arteries leading to—or in—the brain from inside the vessel
  • Carotid stenting and intracranial balloon angioplasty to open narrowed blood vessels

An interventional procedure, along with the administration of t-PA, significantly improves your patients' chances of recovery from an ischemic stroke.

For hemorrhagic strokes, neurointerventional treatment includes:

  • Aneurysm coiling in which tiny coils are inserts into an aneurysm to help it clot and heal
  • Embolization of ruptured brain vascular malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulas to disconnect abnormal connections between arteries and veins

In addition to expert stroke care, Dr. Kabbani offers neurointerventional services to treat your patients with unruptured brain aneurysms and cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Other neurointerventional procedures available include:

  • Epistaxis embolization for severe nose bleeds
  • Inferior petrosal sinus sampling for Cushing's disease
  • Dural sinus thrombectomy
  • Pre-surgical Wada testing for epilepsy patients to establish language and memory centers of the brain
  • Tumor embolization
  • Spinal vascular malformations

If you have a patient who may benefit from Dr. Kabbani's expertise, please make a referral or request through MedLink by calling (800) 336-5465 or in La Crosse (608) 775-5465.

Did you know?

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a medical emergency and considered a major warning sign that a stroke could be pending. Approximately one-third of people will suffer a stroke in the year following a TIA. If a patient suffers stroke symptoms, it is essential that he or she receives care right away. Your patients seen for a TIA are given a full evaluation right in Gundersen's Emergency Services.

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