Minimally Invasive Surgery Heals Pain
Fanny Long, wife of University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long, had occasional migraines that suddenly turned into two months of almost constant, debilitating pain and weekly visits to the emergency room. Her neurologists in Fayetteville and at the Cleveland Clinic performed tests that revealed a brain aneurysm in her left carotid artery.
Long was immediately referred to UAMS, where Dr. J.D. Day recommended treatment with a relatively new interventional radiology procedure. Dr. Adewumi Amole performed the procedure, placing a microscopic woven wire mesh tube across the aneurysm. Just weeks after this minimally invasive procedure, she had relief from the painful headaches, allowing her to return to the family’s normal Razorback-centered life in Fayetteville.