On Wednesday, January 24th, Dr. Bekelis used the Atlas Stent as a scaffold to finish the coiling of patient Beverly Capobianco’s aneurysm, completely protecting it from rupturing and, in the process, making Good Samaritan the first Medical Center on Long Island to use this new technology for stroke care. Despite undergoing a major neurosurgical procedure on Wednesday morning, Beverly was home with her family on Thursday night.
“I feel fabulous,” said Beverly, on the day following her procedure. “People tell you their stories about their loved ones who had a headache and died the next day from an aneurysm. I’m just thankful to be alive and I owe it to Dr. Bekelis and his team at Good Sam.” – Beverly Capobianco
“We were extremely fortunate to be the first center on Long Island to use this new stent and directly benefit the patients at Good Sam. It also shows that despite the fact that we are a new program, we’ve already displayed the volume that allows us to select patients who will benefit from subspecialized treatments, such as this new stent, while also developing a reputation with device companies as a facility that provides an advanced level of care.” – Kimon Bekelis
Thank you for your interest in The Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island®. Our program has attracted a diverse group of national experts, and is the first and only Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the South Shore of Long Island.
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