Treatments and Procedures
Whenever appropriate, our talented physicians at the Cerebrovascular Center at Mount Sinai will offer the least invasive treatments to our vascular disorders patients. The physicians are highly recognized as leaders in the field of cerebrovascular surgery, having established track record in clinical and academic excellence, demonstrated by more than 500 peer-reviewed publications. Multidisciplinary conferences are held to determine the complexity and severity of each patient’s disorder and determine the best treatment plan. Treatment plans include minimally invasive techniques, such as endovascular therapy or radiosurgery, open microsurgery, and often combination of both.
Minimally invasive endovascular procedures allow our team of specialists to travel inside the blood vessels to address pressing health concerns. Guide catheters, microcatheters (small tubes), and other devices are navigated from the femoral artery in the groin or radial artery in the wrist through the blood vessels of the body to the brain and spine under fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance. Minimally invasive surgery reduces the risk of complications by preserving more normal tissue, thereby allowing a shorter, less painful recovery period.
Radiosurgery is another minimally invasive treatment option for vascular malformations in the deepest, most eloquent locations within the brain that are not suitable for other therapies. This technique uses the confluence of many low power radiation beams to overlap only in the region of the vascular malformation, thereby protecting the surrounding normal tissue but providing robust treatment to the vascular malformation itself.
Open Surgery Procedures
Our neurosurgical team is composed of expert, highly specialized neurosurgeons, who are widely regarded for their technical and clinical excellence. We have established surgical suites with modern, state-of-the-art equipment for treating cerebrovascular disorders. Additionally, we have pioneered minimally invasive open surgical techniques. Allowing complex vascular diseases to be operated on through incisions that are 70 percent smaller than traditional techniques, resulting in less tissue injury, better cosmetic results, and fast recovery times.
Klingenstein Clinical Center, 1-North
1450 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029