The Cerebrovascular Center at Mount Sinai applies advanced technology to provide quality treatments for vascular and related disorders of the brain, neck, and spine. We have a multidisciplinary collaboration of surgeons, physicians, nurses, and support staff specializing in endovascular neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurology, stroke, trauma, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and plastic surgery. We are pioneers in the treatment and research of complex cerebrovascular disorders such as aneurysms, intracerebral hemorrhage and vascular malformations.
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders
Both cerebrovascular disorders and stroke occur when the brain does not get enough blood flow to function. The area in the brain affected determines what symptoms you may experience. Symptoms may be sudden and obvious or develop slowly over time and can include:
- Language disturbance
- Loss of consciousness
- Neck stiffness
- Visual disturbance
We start the diagnosis process by reviewing the medical history and conducting a detailed physical and neurological examination. We also use a variety of imaging tests that may include computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography scans.
In addition, our state-of-the-art facility enables us to provide efficient diagnosis and treatment, using the most important new technology available. We employ minimally invasive endovascular procedures or microsurgery whenever possible. Our advanced three-dimensional neurosurgical and endovascular simulators allow our surgeons to create a precise three-dimensional rendering of your brain. This rendering assists in diagnosis and treatment as well as in communication with you and your family. Our doctors also review endovascular techniques on endovascular simulators and models.
We understand that time is of the essence with many cerebrovascular diseases. Both brain ischemia and hemorrhage require prompt diagnosis and treatment to prevent damage to the brain, which can result in mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities.