“Gluing” Technique Stops Brain Bleeds

Dr. Benitez, who performed the first ever “gluing” procedure to stop a brain bleed in New Jersey, is now leading a clinical trial on this kind of embolization.

Atlantic Brain and Spine’s Dr. Ronald Benitez performed the first-ever middle meningeal artery (MMA) embolization, a minimally invasive procedure that stops brain bleeds, in New Jersey. Now, he’s managing a clinical trial evaluating the outcomes of this game-changing technique compared to traditional open brain surgery.

MMA enables surgeons to reach the brain through an incision near the groin. A small catheter is inserted into the bleeding blood vessels, and small glue-like particles that stop the bleeding are injected.

“Just three days after the hour-long MMA, our patient returned home … and six weeks later, he received an all-clear,” Dr. Benitez notes. “This innovation has the potential to be a game-changer in the treatment of brain bleeds.”

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