Dr. Ben Zussman, Wellstar North Fulton Hospital (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 423)
Dr. Ben Zussman, Neurosurgeon at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital, joined host John Ray to share the exciting news that Wellstar North Fulton now offers comprehensive stroke and aneurysm treatments for stroke victims, the first and only facility in the North Fulton region to provide such care. Dr. Zussman discussed what is involved in these procedures, which allow minimally invasive physical removal of a clot and immediate restoration of blood flow to the brain. He also discussed why these treatments are so time-critical for stroke victims, and why Wellstar North Fulton’s capabilities are so important for our region, given our location in the “The Stroke Belt.” North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Wellstar North Fulton Hospital
Equipped with the latest technology and medical expertise, Wellstar North Fulton Hospital is committed to delivering quality, personalized care, tailored to you. From their convenient Roswell location, Wellstar North Fulton Hospital offers the most advanced stroke care and leading therapies, specializing in complicated and complex cases. Count on their dedicated neuro team, state-of-the-art imaging technologies, and neuro-trained intensive care unit (ICU), to treat all types of strokes, including ischemic strokes, intracerebral hemorrhages, and subarachnoid hemorrhages.
Wellstar North Fulton’s team of neurosurgeons, neurocritical care physicians, and neuroradiologists perform thrombectomies, aneurysm treatments and cerebral bypass procedures. In addition, our dedicated hybrid neurovascular suite is equipped with innovative bi-plane technology. This allows neurosurgeons to view highly detailed images of brain vessels, so our experts can customize treatments in real-time. That means you don’t have to go far for expert stroke treatment.
From diagnostic testing to life-saving emergency care to physical rehabilitation, Wellstar North Fulton Hospital provides comprehensive stroke care so you can get back to life, faster.
Dr. Ben Zussman, Neurosurgeon, Wellstar North Fulton Hospital
Ben Zussman, MD is a cerebrovascular and spine neurosurgeon with the Wellstar Medical Group. His research on the treatment of cerebrovascular disease has resulted in novel surgical techniques and improvements in patient safety and satisfaction. Dr. Zussman is passionate about providing safe, high-quality patient care.
His two areas of specific expertise within neurosurgery are cerebrovascular neurosurgery and spine surgery.
He treats the entire spectrum of blood vessel problems in the head, neck, and spinal cord. Sometimes he approaches the blood vessels from the outside with microsurgery. For example, he performs clipping of intracranial aneurysms, carotid endarterectomies, and microvascular decompressions. Other times they treat the vessels from within using endovascular techniques. For example, Dr. Zussman performs coiling of intracranial aneurysms, carotid artery stenting, and embolization of vascular malformations. A significant portion of his cerebrovascular practice involves emergency care, including acute stroke interventions and brain hemorrhages. His training in both microsurgery and endovascular surgery enables him to tailor the surgical strategy for each individual patient.
He also treats spinal disorders in the neck, trunk, and low back. When they operate on the spine they care for the spinal cord and nerves, and also for the bones and discs that make up our skeleton. For example, he performs laminectomies and foraminotomies, and also fusions, discectomies, and arthroplasties.
Finally, he treats many general neurosurgical pathologies as well, including brain and spine tumors, subdural hematomas, hydrocephalus, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Questions and Topics Discussed in this Episode
- Why is it so important for the local community to have access to the highest level of neuro care nearby?
- What are we building at Wellstar and why is it special and exciting?
- How can I work to prevent a stroke in the first place?
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