Cerebrovascular Surgery/Endovascular Treatment

Cerebrovascular diseases affect the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and/or capillaries) that provide circulation to the brain. Cerebrovascular disorders include strokes, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), brain aneurysms, and cavernous malformations. With surgery, many cerebrovascular disorders can be successfully treated, minimizing risks of complications such stroke and bleeding,

The cerebrovascular neurosurgeons at LLUMC specialize in the treatment and management of all forms of cerebrovascular diseases. These neurosurgeons have extensive experience with the most advanced microsurgical techniques related to this subspecialty. They also perform endovascular procedures aimed at treated many cerebrovascular conditions without open surgery.

The Department employs a collaborative approach to ensure that patients receive all the care they need. Our neurosurgeons work with other specialists including interventional radiologists, and head and neck surgeons to create individualized treatment plans for each patient.

Services

The Department of Neurosurgery’s Cerebrovascular Surgery/Endovascular Treatment subspecialty offers:

•    Acute rehabilitation services
•    Carotid artery stenting for carotid stenosis
•    Endovascular coiling of cerebral aneurysms
•    Embolization of arteriovenous malformations
•    Surgery for the treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), aneurysms, and cavernous malformations

Spine Procedures

We perform a wide range of minimally invasive and open spine procedures, including:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACD&F)
  • Cervical laminectomy with or without fusion
  • Cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement
  • Lumbar laminectomy and discectomy
  • Lumbar fusion, including anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)

Cranial Procedures
The most common procedures we perform related to the scalp, skull, and brain include:

Endovascular Procedures

  • Carotid artery stenting for carotid stenosis
  • Coiling of cerebral aneurysms
  • Embolization of arteriovenous malformations

Peripheral Nerve Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Peroneal nerve decompression
  • Ulnar nerve decompression