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Last updated on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 3:16 pm

From left, Mahan Ghiassi and Mayshan Ghiassi, both neurosurgeons, recently joined the staff at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Using endovascular neurosurgery, the Ghiassi brothers can treat acute stroke victims here rather than sending them to Oklahoma City or Little Rock.

Neurosurgeons Bring Talent, Families to Northwest Arkansas

The addition of neurosurgeons Mahan Ghiassi and Mayshan Ghiassi to the staff of Washington Regional Medical Center gives the hospital the ability to treat acute stroke victims in Northwest Arkansas, rather than sending them to Oklahoma City or Little Rock. The Ghiassi brothers are specialists in the field of endovascular neurosurgery, which employs catheter technology to operate within the blood vessel. The new method bypasses the more invasive open brain surgery. Educated and trained at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, the Ghiassi brothers are among the few who practice endovascular neurosurgery, an emerging field. They are also trained in complex spinal procedures. Washington Regional now has a hybrid operating room that houses a rotating table that can accommodate both endovascular... [ MORE ]

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