Advanced Treatment for Stroke, Aneurysms and Other Neurological Disorders
Spring Valley Hospital offers a comprehensive range of neurological services, including stroke treatment and diagnosis, minimally invasive treatments for aneurysms and other complex neurological disorders and advanced neurosurgical procedures.
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A stroke is what occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked or stopped. Within a few minutes of a stroke, brain cells begin to die. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major cause of adult disability.
Health issues associated with stroke range from arm or leg weakness after a small stroke to paralysis and loss of speech in larger strokes. For that reason, it is crucial that someone having a stroke receive medical attention as soon as possible.
Endovascular surgery is used to treat patients with an aneurysm or weakening of a blood vessel wall. Unlike open surgery, which repairs vessels from the outside through an incision and opening in the bone, endovascular surgery is performed within a blood vessel.
The main purpose of endovascular surgery is to prevent or address a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, which can cause bleeding in the brain. Roughly 30,000 Americans suffer a brain aneurysm rupture every year according to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
The skull base is extremely delicate because every nerve connects to the brain through this area. It also houses the large blood vessels that supply oxygen to the brain. The most common form of abnormality that would require surgery in this area is a tumor, often benign. This is also a common location for an abnormality of a blood vessel or aneurysm.
Skull base neurosurgery typically involves removing the bone at the base of the skull to expose the tumor or aneurysm with minimal contact with the brain. Otolaryngologists (physicians who treat the ear, nose and throat) and neurosurgeons can remove tumors through the nose to avoid the facial or skull incisions associated with major surgery.
Neurointerventional Radiology Procedures
We perform minimally invasive procedures to treat stroke and other neurological diseases by utilizing neurointerventional radiology procedures in our biplane lab.