Saturday, April 13
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
007 Endovascular Neurosurgery: Understanding the Procedure - Pre and Post Care Management
Director(s): Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C
Assistant Director(s): Christi DeLemos, RN, NP; Max K. Kole, MD, FAANS
Faculty: Rose Ballard, NP, MLP ; Mark R. Harrigan, MD, FAANS; Horia Marin, MD; Rizwan Tahir, MD
Technology plays an ever-increasing role in medicine today, no more so than in neurointerventional surgery where new therapies and devices are being developed at a phenomenal rate to better help patients with some of the most complicated medical problems in existence. Since it's use became widespread in the 1980's, the field of endovascular neurosurgery has been evolving and growing rapidly. This is an introductory course for Advance Practice Providers in Neurosurgery who want to increase their knowledge base as well as those providers who may be considering working within this challenging neurosurgical subspecialty. The course will offer both didactic and hands-on components with faculty experienced in the endovascular treatments of cerebrovascular diseases.
- Discuss the evolution of Endovascular neurosurgery and its rapid acceptance as an alternative to open neurosurgical techniques.
- Recognize basic cerebrovascular anatomy and recognize abnormal anatomy
- Discuss the various cerebrovascular diseases treatable utilizing endovascular techniques including aneurysms, AVM's, vasospasm, stroke, trauma, tumor, bypass and stenting.
- Discuss the necessary tools needed to perform endovascular procedures including catheters, sheaths as well as understand basic angiographic techniques.
- Discuss basic pre and post procedure considerations and understand the potential complications of endovascular neurosurgical procedures as well and the limitations of the procedures.