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We offer comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment programs for patients who have been diagnosed with or suffered the effects of a vascular disorder of the central nervous system. This includes:

  • brain aneurysms
  • arteriovenous malformations
  • cavernous malformations
  • stroke
  • moyamoya
  • and others

These conditions may require one or more of several treatment approaches.

  • Endovascular Treatment
    During endovascular procedures a catheter is introduced into a patient's peripheral artery and navigated by means of an angiogram to the treatment area. We may then use a catheter to thread a coil of small, platinum wire into the aneurysm to close it (coiling).
  • Microsurgical Treatment
    In some cases, surgical intervention is required, such as when a metal clip (stent) is used to close the aneurysm or when we need to remove a vascular abnormality such as an arteriovenous and cavernous malformation.
  • Radiosurgery
    Radiosurgery is a form of radiation therapy that can be used to treat arteriovenous malformations.

A multidisciplinary team of specialists meet biweekly to review and assess our most complex cases.

We are committed to helping our patients right from the very start. This is why we started a Brain Aneurysm Support Group. Psychologists, nurses, physicians and other support personnel help answer your questions about brain aneurysms. You can also share your experience and concerns with other patients.