CPNI Bulletin Neurointerventional Services Issue
A Message from Brian T. Andrews, M.D. FACS, FAANS
In this issue of the CPNI Bulletin, the focus is on our robust neurointerventional service. Since the 1980s endovascular techniques have continually advanced in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders such as acute stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, and in such areas as tumor embolization for head, neck and brain tumors. Since the publication of the seminal ISAT trial, the standard of care for treatment of intracranial aneurysms has become that of endovascular coil placement rather than surgical clipping when technically feasible.
The CPNI now offers the highest level of expertise and technology, with experts from the fields of neurology, neuroradiology and neurosurgery working together in our dedicated neurointerventional suite, located in the operating rooms of the Davies Campus. This suite, designed for both endovascular and open microsurgery, provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, real-time 3-D processing and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring to enhance patient safety.
Each patient is offered individualized care coordinated by our team, and every patient is managed in the neuroscience care unit by our stroke service in concert with the neurointerventional experts and neurosurgeons. I applaud their efforts.
Brian T. Andrews, M.D., FACS, FAANS
Chairman, Department of Neurosciences
California Pacific Medical Center and Neuroscience Institute
We at the Calfornia Pacific Medical Center and Neuroscience Institute have an abiding commitment to offer the highest quality of care to patients suffering from cerebrovascular diseases such as hemorrhagic stroke. Working as an integral component of a strong multidisciplinary team that includes Stroke Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery, our Neurointerventional service provides leading edge technology and unsurpassed expertise to diagnose and treat the most challenging cerebrovascular problems with the safest and most effective techniques.