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Minimally Invasive Treatments for Aneurysms:Less Risk, Faster Recovery, Lifesaving Results
The Holy Cross Hospital’s multidisciplinary team of neuroscience experts and state-of-the-art facilities provide patients with brain aneurysm advanced treatment options, and care that puts a premium on compassion, safety and optimal outcomes.
Our patients benefit from the combined expertise of neuroradiologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons who work collaboratively to precisely diagnose and treat brain aneurysms.
Treatment plans focus on what is best for each patient. For some, watchful waiting or medication may be appropriate. Others will require open surgery, called surgical clipping. But many more patients today are candidates for minimally invasive neurosurgery using endovascular neurosurgery techniques.
Endovascular Neurosurgery: Reducing ComplicationsEndovascular neurosurgery, or interventional radiology surgery, are procedures that rely on state-of-the-art techniques in interventional radiology, featuring biplane angiography that creates three-dimensional views of brain vessels to precisely pinpoint abnormalities that need treatment.
These images allow clinicians to use minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques that reduce risk of dangerous complications. In these procedures, catheters are introduced through small incisions in the body and moved through vessels to precise target areas where treatment is delivered.
At Holy Cross Hospital, neuroradiologists are performing the most advanced minimally invasive procedures, including:
In some cases, a balloon is threaded into the vessel, and inflated to open any narrowing and allow normal blood flow. This can help to prevent stroke, a common complication for patients with aneurysms.
Following their procedures, patients are cared for in Holy Cross Hospital’s Neuro Critical Care unit, exclusively for patients with critical brain or spine injury or illness, and staffed by a team of specially trained neuro-critical care nurses who provide intensive care and support around-the-clock.
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