TOLEDO (WTOL) - A newly approved treatment device for challenging brain aneurysms is now available in Toledo.
An estimated six million people in the United States have an un-ruptured brain aneurysm.
Dr. Syed Zaidi, Medical Director of the Interventional Neurology Program at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, said some patients aren’t candidates for a widely-used coiling method of treatment.
“The issue being is there have been some aneurysms that because of their morphology or their shape and size or location, they’re not really amiable to this simple soiling technique,” Dr. Zaidi said.
Now, Dr. Zaidi said there’s another option that’s truly a game-changer.
Approved by the FDA in January, The WEB, or Woven EndoBridge device can treat those challenging aneurysms.
“Essentially place this device within the aneurysm and it takes up the shape. We don’t have to leave any stents behind, patients can avoid surgeries,” Dr. Zaidi said.
ProMedica Toledo Hospital is the only hospital in the area that offers this new type of treatment and Dr. Zaidi said his team has already helped six patients. He said that so far, the results of the device have all been positive.
“All six patients were treated over two days. They all did very well and all of them went home the following day. Again, these are patients who had very complex aneurysms and had been waiting on this treatment to become available, for a while,” Dr. Zaidi said.