At Miami Neuroscience Institute, we understand that successful cerebrovascular neurosurgery procedures involve expertise from all areas of neurology. That’s why every neurosurgery patient receives comprehensive care from a range of specialists, including neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists and interventional neuroradiologists.
Cerebrovascular neurosurgery treats problems in the blood vessels that lead to the brain. Whether you need a minimally invasive procedure or more complex open surgery, our team will collaborate to find the best and most effective treatment for your condition.
What conditions are treated with cerebrovascular neurosurgery?
Cerebrovascular neurosurgery is typically used to treat conditions that are not likely to recur. Procedures focus on fixing problems in the brain and spine that can affect how blood flows to the brain.
Conditions that may benefit from cerebrovascular neurosurgery include:
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
- Dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs)
- Cavernous angiomas
- Moyamoya disease
What type of cerebrovascular neurosurgery treatments are offered at Miami Neuroscience Institute?
Our cerebrovascular neurosurgery team specializes in both minimally invasive procedures, or neuroendovascular surgery, as well as surgeries that involve craniotomies, or opening the skull.
Some of the cerebrovascular neurosurgery treatments we use include:
- Clipping – This treatment involves placing a small metal clip at the base of an aneurysm to stop blood from flowing to the aneurysm and causing a rupture.
- Coiling – This treatment inserts small metal coils that help clot blood to the aneurysm and prevent a rupture.
- Thrombectomy – This treatment involves removing blood clots from arteries or veins. This treatment may be followed by clipping.
- Woven EndoBridge (WEB) device – This small, woven device helps prevent blood from reaching an aneurysm, which reduces the risk of rupture. Baptist Health South Florida was the first site in South Florida to treat an aneurysm with the WEB device.
- Flow diverters – Special tubes, known as stents, are inserted into blood vessels to redirect blood away from an aneurysm, reducing the risk of rupture.
- Embolization – This treatment involves using a glue-like substance to stop blood from flowing to an aneurysm.
- Resection – During this treatment, we remove a tumor from a blood vessel. This is typically used to treat cavernous angiomas, which are benign tumors that form from a group of dilated blood vessels.
When you come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for cerebrovascular neurosurgery, you can expect:
- A team that is dedicated to treating your condition safely and aggressively, with the goal of having you live a longer, healthier life.
- A collaborative approach to your care, with specialists from all areas of neurology coming together to find the best treatment for you.
- Comprehensive care from experts who are specially trained to treat your specific condition.
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While minimally invasive procedures may have a faster recovery time, they are not always as effective as open surgery and can sometimes require additional treatment. However, minimally invasive procedures can be useful in patients who have a high risk for complications from surgery.
The type of surgery you receive will depend on your diagnosis, the location of the problem and your overall health. We collaborate closely with many different specialists throughout Miami Neuroscience Institute to determine the best and most effective treatment for you.
Before surgery, you will first undergo detailed testing and imaging to help your team pinpoint your diagnosis and better prepare for the procedure. This testing will include cerebral angiography, which involves injecting a dye into your veins and using a CT scan or MRI to see how that dye flows through your brain. These diagnostic tests help show where blockages or aneurysms are located in the brain.