Cerebrovascular Care

New Publication from STAR Registry

July 3, 2023

Drs. Webb and Mascitelli have authored a new publication entitled: “Predictors of Angiographic Outcome After Failed Thrombectomy for Large Vessel Occlusion: Insights from the Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37377425/

Fadi Al–Saiegh, MD

Fadi Al-Saiegh, MD, to Give Virtual Lecture about Cerebral Aneurysm Techniques

June 20, 2023

Fadi Al-Saiegh, MD, will be giving a virtual lecture about novel techniques for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms on July 5th at 6:30 PM CST. The lecture is hosted by the Bexar County Physician Assistant Society and is open to non-members. Register for it by using the link below. https://bexarcountypasociety.org/event-5307484  

CNS Endovascular Fellowship Now Available

February 22, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is offering a new CNS Endovascular Fellowship. Interested applicants can use the link below to submit inquiries and documents for consideration. Prospective candidates should make sure to submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a case log for 1-year applicants. CNS Endovascular Fellowship

Dr. Mascitelli Interviewed for UT Health Story Concerning Local Stroke Survivor Patient

May 31, 2022

Justin Mascitelli, MD, FAANS, was recently featured in an article published by UT Health describing patient Sandra Barnes’ experience as a stroke survivor. You can read about Sandra’s story and review some of the warning signs and risk factors for stroke by visiting the link below: http://www.uthscsa.edu/patient-care/physicians/news-item/Know-the-warning-signs-local-stroke-survivor-shares-her-story    

Dr. Birnbaum Performs Surgery with Comaneci device.

June 3, 2021

Lee Birnbaum, M.D., recently performed surgery to treat an aneurysm using the Comaneci device, an adjustable remodeling mesh that assists physicians with embolization. You can read more about this successful surgery by visiting this link.

Dr. Lee Birnbaum smiling for his staff photo.

Coronavirus Fears and Stroke Care

June 5, 2020

Lee Birnbaum, M.D., was recently interviewed for a KABB news segment to discuss how the fear of coronavirus infection is keeping some people from getting evaluated for stroke care. Dr. Birnbaum encouraged viewers to seek medical attention for stroke as quickly as possible in order to maximize the efficacy of treatment. You can watch the […]

National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – Dr. Mascitelli

May 30, 2020

Justin R. Mascitelli, M.D., recently coauthored a blog post for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). The article explores the advancements that have been made in the treatment and care of stroke patients and touches on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on those seeking medical […]

National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – Make a Change

May 29, 2020

As National Stroke Awareness Month comes to a close, we encourage all of our patients, friends, and families to reflect on their daily routine and look for ways to reduce their risk for stroke. Adjusting diet, increasing physical activity, and learning how to monitor blood pressure are three small changes that you can make today. […]

National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – Coronavirus Concerns

May 27, 2020

In a news release recently published by UT Health, Drs. Lee Birnbaum and Justin Mascitelli explored the potential impact that coronavirus anxiety might be having on hospital stroke admissions.The doctors assured readers that medical personnel at all care levels are equipped with strict infection control protocols, so there is no reason to delay seeking treatment. […]

National Stroke Awareness Month 2020 – STRAC Collaboration

May 20, 2020

For several years, the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at UT Health have been working with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) to create an organized stroke care system. One important milestone within that process has been the recent implementation of pre-hospital stroke triage in Bexar County. By evaluating people with certain symptoms and […]