A wide range of neuroendovascular procedures are performed by a group of highly specialized physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital. All members are part of the cerebrovascular team within the department. The decision of how to best treat complex neurovascular diseases, such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and others are made within the team. In addition, there is close collaboration with the JMH stroke services team for acute interventional stroke care. Highly sophisticated biplanar image technology is available to treat cerebral aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulae using coils and various new embolic materials.
In addition, we use balloon and stent technology for optimal outcome and safety purposes in these patients. Stent placement for cervical or intracranial arteriosclerotic disease is done as well. Adjunctive or stand alone embolizations for brain tumors, tumors of the spine and the head and neck area are performed within our group.
A 24-bed neurosurgical intensive care unit and an 8-bed stroke unit are available for postoperative care. Daily morning conferences with team members, fellows and residents take place for teaching purposes and to optimize patient care.
A two-year neuroendovascular fellowship was recently established and involves extensive endovascular training in the angio suites. Currently, more than 1,000 endovascular cases are performed each year and this includes more than 400 complex neuro-interventional procedures. Physicians, fellows and staff also work in an experimental angio suite, along with vascular biology and vascular surgery on various experimental projects and courses.