Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery is a subspecialty of Neurosurgery specializing in the medical evaluation and treatment of diseases affecting the vasculature of the brain and spinal cord. Treatment modalities include endovascular intervention (treatment from within the blood vessel) and open surgery.

Common cerebrovascular conditions:

  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain arteriovenous malformation (AVMs)
  • Carotid and vertebral artery dissection/pseudoaneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Dural arteriovenous ristula (AVF)
  • Intracranial stenosis
  • Moyamoya disease/syndrome
  • Spinal arteriovenous malformation and fistula
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertebral artery stenosis
  • Venous sinus stenosis (pseudotumor cerebri)

Common endovascular procedures:

  • AVM and AVF embolization
  • Carotid and vertebral artery stenting
  • Cerebral and spinal angiogram
  • Coil and pipeline embolization of aneurysms
  • Intracranial angioplasty and stenting
  • Mechanical thrombectomy
  • Middle meningeal artery embolization for chronic subdural hematoma
  • Venous tumor embolization sinus stenting

Common surgical procedures:

  • Bypass procedures
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Craniotomy and aneurysm clipping
  • Craniotomy and cavernous malformation resection
  • Craniotomy and obliteration of AVF
  • Craniotomy and resection of AVM