Thrombectomy is a revolutionary treatment that can be used to treat strokes that are caused by a blockage of the largest arteries of the brain by blood clots; this is around 1 in 8 strokes. In 2019-20 North Bristol Trust, based at Southmead Hospital, performed the third highest number of thrombectomies for strokes of any stroke centre in England. We currently take referrals for thrombectomy 7 days a week, 8 am to 5 pm.
Thrombectomy at Southmead Hospital is carried out by interventional neuroradiologists, supported by stroke specialist consultants, advanced nurse practitioners, anaesthetists and a large team of other professionals using state of the art equipment.
We provide a thrombectomy service to the following hospitals:
Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust
North Bristol NHS Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath
Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust Bristol
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
We also provide a service to the south and western regions of Wales.
For further information, please view our patient information leaflet.