Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Stanford is an international referral center for complex neurovascular disorders of the brain and spinal cord. A multidisciplinary team consisting of neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, stroke neurologists and radiation oncologists collaborate closely to design individualized treatment plans combining optimal therapies for each patientís unique needs. These may include microsurgery, endovascular surgery, or radiosurgery in any combination, depending on the lesionís size, location, anatomical features and the patientís current medical condition.

Over the last two decades, the neurovascular team has treated over 2,500 aneurysms, and more than 2,000 vascular malformations (AVMs, cavernous malformations and AV fistulas) making it one of largest quaternary referral centers in the nation for highly specialized surgeries and minimally invasive endovascular and radiation therapies. Occlusive cerebrovascular lesions like carotid artery stenosis and Moyamoya disease are also a significant part of Stanfordís case volume. Patients from all over the world are drawn to Stanford for revascularization bypass surgeries for Moyamoya disease - a rare disorder where blood vessels in the brain either clot off causing ischemic strokes or bleed leading to brain damage and loss of neurological function. The Stanford vascular teamís success with these disorders is aided by technological advances in neuro-imaging, surgical navigation, intra-operative brain monitoring, and new less invasive surgical techniques to accurately target and treat even the most complex cerebrovascular diseases.

Working closely with endovascular specialists Dr. Michael Marks and Dr. Huy Do in Interventional Neuroradiology, Stanfordís cerebrovascular team is helping patients with neurovascular conditions like aneurysms, AVMs, carotid artery stenosis and ischemic stroke using the most efficacious and least invasive techniques available to treat their vascular conditions.

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