Our Specialties

The Altair Health Neurovascular Center specializes in the most innovative treatments for stroke and aneurysm and other neurovascular problems. This is just one reason why most area physicians refer their patients to us.

We spearhead the ongoing research that brings advances and continuous improvement to this highly specialized practice of medicine. We specialize in the rapidly evolving field of endovascular neurosurgery, the minimally invasive treatment of neurovascular diseases that uses cutting-edge medical technology.

Our Stroke Centers are the busiest in the state and have treated hundreds of patients suffering from ischemic, hemorrhagic, Transient ischemic attack (TIA) and other vascular conditions.

Our Team

Whether your condition requires urgent or long-term care, specialists from a variety of medical disciplines will work together to provide the best possible treatment plan.

Our multidisciplinary team features board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeons who are known for their expertise, experience, innovation, empathy and outcomes. Drs. Ronald Benitez, director of the Altair Neurovascular Center; Kyle Chapple; Pinakin Jethwa; Paul Saphier; and David Wells-Roth provide fast, thorough evaluation and state-of-the-art treatments. They work closely with radiologists, stroke neurologists, neuro-intensivists and stroke rehabilitation experts to manage each patient’s care from start to finish.

High-level Collaboration

Under the directorship of Dr. Ronald Benitez, the Altair Health Neurovascular Center maintains high-level collaboration with the top comprehensive stroke centers in the state of New Jersey. Our program provides the latest equipment and technology to treat a variety of disorders in state-of-the-art facilities. Among the conditions we treat are brain aneurysms, cerebral hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), cavernous angiomas, and ischemic stroke.

Our services include:

  • 24/7 capability to accept patient transfers
  • Diagnostic imaging services, including CT angiography and 3-D angiography
  • Neurointerventional radiology services, such as aneurysm coiling, stent placement, and arteriovenous malformation embolization
  • Emergency ischemic stroke treatment utilizing the latest Stentriever technology
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Neurosurgery services such as microneurosurgical aneurysm clipping, cerebral bypass, ventriculostomy, and cerebrospinal fluid shunting
  • Neurosurgery intensive care units at our affiliated hospitals
  • Neuroanesthesia services
  • Neurorehabilitation services
  • Dr. Ronald Benitez pioneered the stent retriever, a minimally invasive procedure used to restore blood flow to the brain within 8 to 10 hours of a stroke – and in some cases, even longer.

  • Dr. Paul Saphier is the Lead Principal Investigator in New Jersey for a global clinical trial – coined the MIND (Minimally Invasive Neuro Evacuation Device) Trial – advancing what the medical community considers the best medical treatment for hemorrhagic strokes. Altair Health is the only neurosurgical practice in the state selected to participate in the study.

What more can be done?

The Critical Question that can Save a Stroke Victim

Using a stent retriever, we can now go into the brain within 8 to 10 hours of the stroke – in some instances, even longer – remove the clot and restore blood flow to the brain. The Altair Health Neurovascular Center has been a pioneer of interventional stroke treatment and recent studies have confirmed what Altair neurosurgeons have known for years: that this type of treatment reduces post-stroke disability and increases the proportion of patients independent at three months.

Stroke – it can happen to anyone.

Like Jamie Falstrault, the 43-year-old who suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed the entire left side of his body. He calls Altair Health’s Dr. Ronald Benitez and yoga his life-saving combination.

And Lindsey Singh. At the young age of 31, she narrowly escaped suffering a second stroke. Quick medical response gave Lindsey her life back. “I wouldn’t be here today for my children if it wasn’t for Dr. Saphier.”

Then there’s Veronica James, an actress who was “so blessed to have Dr. Jethwa as my neurosurgeon.” “She’s what I consider a gold standard for stroke patients,” he shares.

These are just a few of the patients who are back to living their best lives – thanks to the Altair Health Neurovascular team.