Dr. Anderson TSANG
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr Tsang obtained his medical degree at the University of Hong Kong, after which he joined the faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. He completed neurosurgery training in Hong Kong, and specialized in endovascular neurosurgery and stroke treatment. He was awarded the Health and Medical Research Fund Research Fellowship Scheme to pursue a Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology at University of Toronto in 2018.
As an academic neurosurgeon, he published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers focused on acute stroke treatment, endovascular interventions for aneurysms, AVMs, and large vessel occlusion, and clinical neurosurgery. He is also committed to improving the systems of care of hyperacute stroke in Hong Kong, and initiated cross-specialty projects with ambulance services, statisticians, computer scientists in pre-hospital stroke diagnosis.
Five years ago, Endovascular thrombectomy has become the standard treatment for acute ischemic stroke due to Large vessel occlusion. The indications for thrombectomy continue to expand as the operative technique and patient selection criteria is being refined. The current indications and future directions of endovascular stroke treatment is discussed.