Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is pleased to welcome neurosurgeon Dr. Emun Abdu to EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care. Dr. Abdu brings extensive experience in vascular neurosurgery and brain and spine disorders.
In addition to providing comprehensive neurological care, Dr. Abdu is one of very few U.S. board-certified neurosurgeons with the surgical capabilities to provide patients the option of traditional surgical or minimally invasive endovascular treatment. Patients with complex neurovascular diseases, such as brain aneurysms, often benefit from her wide breadth of treatment options.
“EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care is proud to welcome top neurosurgeon Dr. Emun Abdu to our team of talented spinal care specialists,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “Her extensive neurosurgical experience will contribute to our goals of providing the least invasive and most effective treatment methods for neck and back pain to improve patients’ quality of life.”
Prior to joining EvergreenHealth, Dr. Abdu served as director of cerebrovascular surgery at Carondelet Neurological Institute and its partner, Western Neurosurgery, in southern Arizona. She also provided both neurosurgery and neuroendovascular services for acute stroke at the St. Joseph Hospital emergency room in Tucson. She was well-known by the local media for performing complex and lifesaving neurological procedures for patients throughout the region.
An expert in neurosurgical care, Dr. Abdu credits her success to a multidisciplinary team approach, utilizing the cooperation of several medical specialties. She works very closely with neurologists, neuroradiologists and other clinical subspecialists to deliver comprehensive methods of treatment that are tailored to each patient's condition. Dr. Abdu is not only focused on the technical aspects of neurosurgery, but also strives to create a level of trust and comfort when caring for patients. She often encourages her patients to bring their family members into the conversation, acting as a partner and advocate throughout the entire care process.
Dr. Abdu earned her medical degree from University of Michigan and completed her residency in neurological surgery at Oregon Health and Sciences University. She then received combined open microvascular and endovascular fellowship training at Swedish Neurosciences Institute, where she authored a clinical research paper on minimally invasive treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage in The Journal of Neurosurgery.
Dr. Abdu is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, the Ethiopian North American Medical Society, and Women in Neurological Surgery and serves on the board of the Tucson chapter of the American Heart Stroke Association.
EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care offers a full range of treatment options for conditions that cause spine and neck pain. The team of spinal specialists are committed to using the least invasive and most effective treatment options to reduce pain, restore movement and help patients get back to their normal lifestyle.
To learn more about Dr. Abdu and EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/spine-and-neurosurgical.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care, infectious disease and travel medicine, and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 12 primary care practices, five urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health Network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
In 2017, EvergreenHealth achieved its ninth designation in the last 10 years (2009-2012, and 2014-2018) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades® and was again named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals, placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide based on its outstanding clinical performance. The health system was one of 750 hospitals in the country to earn an ‘A’ grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group and holds a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), one of only 337 nationwide. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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