What's Up, Doc? is a semi-weekly health segment on WROK sponsored by MercyHealth. Each show we highlight a different doctor/healthcare professional to come on our show and talk to us about their specialty. It has turned into one of our favorite segments. All of our doctors have exhibited a "human" side that people don't always get to see with their physicians. We encourage you to check out some of our past episodes here. We've done about 40 of these segments highlighting everything from Lyme disease to hernia repair to finding a health care plan and everything else in between. We've learned a lot and hope you can too.

Dr. Vibhav Bansal was our guest on this week's episode of What's Up, Doc? and just like every other guest on What's Up, Doc?, we left the interview a lot more educated that when we began it.

Dr. Bansal's enthusiasm for his field is infectious and he showed off his remarkable bedside manner by sharing his knowledge in very understandable chunks.

Dr. Bansal's specialty is stroke care and prevention. His field, like many in the medical world has improved by leaps and bounds over even the last decade.

He explained to us that full recovery rates from severe strokes have almost tripled over the last ten years with a new technique that has the doctor remove a clot directly instead of sending medicine through the whole body. New developments in microsurgery over the last decade has made this new procedure possible and has saved thousands of lives.

Dr. Bansal also spoke at length about stroke prevention and possibly most importantly how to spot a stroke.

We encourage you to listen to the whole interview with this week's doctor about strokes. You'll definitely learn something and it might save your life.

We thank Dr. Bansal for his time and look forward to our next guest on What's Up, Doc?

A new episode of What's Up, Doc? airs every other Thursday morning at 8:35 on 1440 WROK.

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