New Interventional Stroke Specialist
The Stroke Program welcomes Sam Zaidat, MD, a Medical College of Wisconsin neuro-interventional stroke critical care specialist. He is board certified and fellowship trained in interventional neurology.
Dr. Zaidat specializes in intravascular intervention to treat and prevent stroke. His expertise includes coil embolization, a non-invasive technique for treating brain aneurysms; carotid artery stenting and angioplasty, procedures for treating blocked arteries in the neck to prevent stroke; use of a clot retrieval device to remove blood clots from the brains of stroke sufferers; and blocking the blood supply for brain tumors to reduce blood loss during surgery. Dr. Zaidat also specializes in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty to correct spinal compression fractures.
"My mission in life is to provide comprehensive care to patients with vascular brain disease," says Dr. Zaidat. This includes disease prevention, acute care for patients who have the disease, and continued care to treat complications and aid recovery. "Combining compassion and passion when caring for patients with brain vascular diseases improves outcomes and provides comfort. Helping people understand the disease is significant in making the best treatment choice," he adds.
Dr. Zaidat completed his neurology residency and a neuro-critical care/stroke fellowship at Case Western Reserve University where he was a member of the Case neurology faculty and co-director of its neuro-critical care and stroke program. More recently, Dr. Zaidat completed a neuro-interventional/ endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at Duke University.
Source: Every Day
Date: May - August 2005