Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Neurointerventional Radiology and Neurosurgery

Atlantic Health System Neuroscience offers advanced neurosurgical diagnostic and treatment procedures at both Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

Biplane Neuroangiography

Our departments feature the Artis zee®, state-of-the-art biplane neuroangiography technology. Where traditional brain x-rays require multiple dye injections and sets of photos, the biplane creates a three dimensional image of the brain with each dye injection, greatly simplifying the task of defining abnormalities and planning treatment. Not only are the images far superior to standard x-rays, but the patient requires fewer dye injections, minimizing risk and discomfort.

Endovascular Procedures

Intra-operative angiography
– X-ray dye is injected into brain arteries during brain surgery to provide real time, immediate feedback to the surgeon, helping to improve accuracy and outcomes.
Intracranial angioplasty and stenting
– Narrowed brain arteries (stenosis) can lead to stroke. Feeding a catheter into the narrowed artery, opening the narrowed segment with a tiny balloon, and then keeping the artery open with a metal tube (stent) can increase blood flow and decrease the chances of a stroke.
Carotid angioplasty and stenting
– Significant narrowing of the carotid artery can substantially increase the risk of stroke. These procedures help treat patients diagnosed with carotid stenosis who cannot undergo surgery, such as those with severe heart disease and those who have had prior carotid artery surgery.
– Coils, balloons, beads and adhesives are used to block off the blood supply to an artery, either obliterating the abnormality (aneurysm, vascular malformation, some tumors), or greatly decreasing its blood flow, minimizing the risk and difficulty of definitive surgery.

Endovascular Therapies

State-of-the-art, minimally invasive endovascular therapies treat certain neurovascular conditions from inside the blood vessel via a catheter. Atlantic Neursocience Institute’s interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons were among the first in the area to use many of these techniques.

Performed in our neuroangiography suite by endovascular specialists, endovascular therapies can eliminate the blood vessel abnormalities (aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations) responsible for many bleeds into the brain as well as narrowing of the carotid artery (carotid stenosis) responsible for many strokes. Endovascular therapies also treat the narrowing of brain arteries (vasospasm) that can cause secondary strokes and repair narrowing or blockages of arteries feeding the brain.