In the Neurointerventional Lab at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in Gainesville, stroke patients receive the best care using the latest stroke-fighting technology available.
Dr. Sung Lee, a neurointerventional surgeon with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) and NGMC’s medical director of Neurointerventional Surgery, performs mechanical thrombectomies to remove blood clots from the brain. He is the only doctor in the northeast Georgia region performing this procedure, and NGMC’s Neurointerventional Lab is the only one of its kind in the region, too.
When it comes to strokes, seconds could be the difference between full recovery and long-term effects. For decades, people could rely on NGMC to provide clot-busting drugs that might save their lives, but they would have to be transferred to other hospitals outside the region if other critical procedures were needed. Now, people can receive all the stroke care they need closer to home, saving valuable time and increasing chances for recovery.