Manatee Memorial Hospital Opens a Biplane Interventional Radiology Suite, First in the County. According to the American Stroke Association, in the United States someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and it is the leading cause of serious long-term disability among Americans. In an effort to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of stroke among our area residents, Manatee Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the county’s first Biplane Interventional Radiology Suite featuring the Azurion image guided therapy system from Philips Healthcare. This flexible system can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of patient conditions including stroke, cancer, biliary disease, or vascular disease, using minimally invasive procedures.The catheter-based procedures, are designed to reduce some of the risks and recovery time found in traditional surgical approaches. Among the many benefits of catheter-based interventions are shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision, and less visible surgical scarring.“Manatee Memorial Hospital is pleased to be able to offer this significant technology to our patients,” stated said Kevin DiLallo, CEO of Manatee Memorial Hospital. “For acute stroke interventions and for a full complement of interventional radiology procedures, the new system will allow physicians to complete procedures in less time and help patients recover more quickly. “About Manatee Memorial HospitalManatee Memorial Hospital, a member of the Manatee Healthcare System, has served the residents of Manatee and surrounding counties for over 65 years. The hospital just opened a new Emergency Care Center in December 2018 that will better serve the needs of our growing community. The range of medical services includes emergency medicine for all ages; cardiac; cardiovascular; surgical; orthopedics; outpatient and radiology services; rehabilitation; respiratory care; sleep services; oncology; wound care and women’s and children’s services, including breast care services, Family BirthPlace and the only Level II NeonatalIntensive Care Unit in the county. We are proud to provide community health and wellness seminars, classes and support groups. For more information on Manatee Memorial Hospital, please visit our website: www.manateememorial.com.For additional information, please contact Vernon DeSear, Vice President, Manatee Healthcare System: 941.745.7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Betty Chambliss, Director of Marketing and Communications: 941.745.7545 or email@example.com.