December 06, 2021
Clinica Ricardo Palma has implemented a new Neurointerventional Unit, which is made up of an important team of neurologists and neurosurgeons trained in Peru and abroad to adequately diagnose and address ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease; In addition, it has advanced technology that allows making the best decisions for the benefit of the patient, says Dr. Manuel Moquillaza, endovascular neurologist and director of the Neurointerventional Unit at our institution.
What is the main objective of the new Neurointerventional Unit?
The purpose of this new unit is to carry out minimally invasive diagnoses and treatments of the different cerebrovascular, neurological and spinal cord pathologies in children, youth and adults.
What kinds of procedures are covered in this Unit?
The new Neurointerventional Unit has modern technology that allows a correct, effective and fast approach to cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) with an extended window for thrombosis of up to 9 hours (according to the European Stroke 2021 guidelines) and mechanical thrombectomy of up to 24 hours of symptoms started (according to the American guidelines 2021).
In addition, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, chemoembolization of tumors, among other conditions that demand the attention of specialized doctors and state-of-the-art equipment, such as transcranial duplex ultrasound, will be treated in order to perform safer and more efficient procedures.
Who is involved in this new service?
This new service is made up of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, specialists in image reading, ultrasound studies, emergency physicians, intensivists, rehabilitators, internists and cardiologists.
Dr. Manuel Moquillaza
Endovascular Neurologist and Director of The Neurointerventional Unit at
Clínica Ricardo Palma