Cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery
Geisinger’s neurologists, neurosurgeons and radiologists are at the forefront of cerebrovascular and endovascular treatment.
Aneurysms, hemorrhages, vascular malformations, carotid stenosis, cavernous carotid fistulas and life-threatening brain swelling are among the complex cerebrovascular conditions we treat with advanced endovascular techniques.
What you should know about cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery
- Cerebrovascular and endovascular surgical techniques are used to treat diseases affecting the blood vessels in the brain.
- High-resolution 2-D and 3-D cerebral angiography is used to provide quick and accurate diagnoses of complex cerebrovascular conditions.
- Some of the advanced treatment options used to treat cerebrovascular conditions include:
- Endovascular aneurysm coiling or embolization with various assisted techniques
- Thrombectomy to remove clots that potentially cause devastating disability after stroke
- Endovascular flow diversion
- Surgical clipping via traditional craniotomy, microsurgery, skull base or minimally invasive approaches
- Bypass and surgical trapping of the aneurysm
- Minimally invasive craniotomy and surgical resection/open disconnection
- Endovascular embolization
- Stereotactic radiosurgery or Gamma Knife radiosurgery
- Image-guided minimally invasive craniotomy and surgical resection of cavernous malformations in the brain or brainstem
- Angioplasty, venoplasty, stenting and other techniques to address chronic cerebrovascular diseases and reduce stroke risk
Why choose Geisinger for your cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery?
- Many of the specialists on our cerebrovascular-endovascular medical team are members of the American Heart Association's Stroke Council (responsible for helping establish national stroke treatment guidelines) and also serve on our rapid-response stroke team.
- 24/7 availability of highly specialized treatment team
- Specially trained nurses who work with our neurosurgeons
- Closely monitored postoperative follow up