A Thrombectomy is one of an array of services that falls under the subspecialty of Interventional Neurology.  They are considered a big game-changer in stroke care.

A specially-trained neurologist threads a catheter through an artery in the patient’s groin to the blocked artery in the brain. A device at the end of the catheter attaches to the clot; the neurologist removes the trapped clot and blood flow to the brain resumes within minutes. Brain cells are no longer deprived of oxygen.


CHI Health Immanuel Hospital is the 4th Advanced Thrombectomy Capable Center in the Nation

In order to receive this special certification, hospitals have to meet rigorous standards set by the Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association.

CHI Health Immanuel has the equipment, technology, and specially trained care teams to perform the latest advancements in stroke care treatment.

CHI Health’s Interventional Neurologist Vishal Jani, MBBS is the first neurologist in the state to perform the important emergency procedure.  He leads our Neuro-Interventional team that is on standby, 24 hours a day, 365 days year, to treat stroke patients in our communities.

Providing cutting-edge interventional neurology procedures at Immanuel, and having streamlined transfer protocols from hospitals across our region, allows us to provide the best stroke care in the region.