When someone has a hemorrhagic stroke, blood from a burst blood vessel leaks out into the brain. The leaked blood is harmful to the surrounding brain tissue and needs to be removed. Conventional surgery is highly invasive and can result in losing some healthy brain tissue in order to remove all the leaked blood.
A new device called BrainPath is minimally invasive and allows neurosurgeons to be very precise in cleaning up the spill. To date, the BrainPath technology is in use in 50 U.S. hospitals.
Read about a stroke patient who benefitted from this procedure. Dr. Shah says that this surgery should be performed within 8 hours of the stroke occurring.