Mount Sinai’s Cerebrovascular Center’s modern, state-of-the-art facility uses the most effective and least invasive procedures available. Treatment plans may include minimally invasive endovascular procedures or microsurgery. The major conditions we treat are:
- Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain stops for some reason, which causes problems with the nerves, spinal cord, or brain function. It often occurs with little or no warning. We treat a variety of types of stroke including hemorrhagic stroke, atherosclerosis and ischemic stroke, arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain, arteriovenous fistulas, and peripheral AVMs.
- Vascular malformations are conditions that affect the brain’s blood vessels. They can cause headaches, seizures, strokes, or bleeding in the brain. We treat several types of vascular malformations including cavernomas, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, lympathic malformations, and severe nosebleeds (called epistaxis).
- Brain aneurysms are bulging, weak areas in the wall of the artery that supplies the brain with blood. Generally, brain aneurysms do not cause symptoms, but if one ruptures, it can cause a stroke. We treat both subarachnoid hemorrhage and vasospasm.
- Brain tumors are abnormal tissue growth located in the brain. They can either originate in the brain or can come from another part of the body (called metastasis). We treat several types of brain tumors, including hemangioendothelioma, Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, hemangiomas, and paragangliomas.
- Carotid artery stenosis occurs when plaque builds up in neck arteries, usually in the largest artery going to the brain. When blood cannot reach your brain, it can cause a stroke.
- Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when a blood vessel in your brain bursts, causing blood to leak inside the brain and damage the cells there.
- Spinal conditions can cause life-threatening conditions and long-term pain. We treat a variety of spinal malformations, spine nerve irritation, and vertebral compression fractures.