Expert Stroke Medical Care and Stroke Surgical Treatment Options
Specializing in prevention, evaluation, and management of individuals with cerebrovascular diseases requires a comprehensive medical team that includes experts in vascular neurology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, and physical medicine, as well as a multidisciplinary team of highly trained health professionals. Our goal is to provide a continuum of cerebrovascular care ranging from prevention and diagnosis to intervention and recovery.
The Comprehensive Stroke Team Physicians
Specially trained neurosurgeons are available 24-hours a day to aggressively and quickly treat stroke, brain aneurysm, and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) greatly improving recovery outcomes. Using endovascular interventions (surgeries performed from inside the blood vessels through a tiny puncture in the leg), blood clots, aneurysm, and narrowing of the blood vessels (stenosis), can be safely removed or repaired. Endovascular surgery is a newer less-invasive surgery for treating cerebrovascular accidents carrying fewer risks than open-surgical techniques. Patients experience a shorter recovery time, less pain, and a reduced need for blood products.
Interventional neuroradiologists use sophisticated angiography imaging equipment to see inside the brain’s circulatory system and identify the exact stroke location. Using a dye contrast injected into suspect vessels, the angiography image shows the artery’s shape and helps diagnosis obstruction, blockage, or narrowing (stenosis). To regain essential blood flow to the brain, neuroradiologists use a minimally invasive technique, called cerebral angioplasty, to place stents in narrowing or partially blocked vessels in the neck and brain. The stent is a wire mesh tube placed inside the artery that presses plaque against vessel walls, opening the vessel and restoring blood flow.
Neurologists, with comprehensive training in neurovascular disease, treat all aspects of stroke, ranging from prevention to recovery. Experience has shown that nearly 50% of patients treated for stroke within a three-hour window experience little and sometimes no physical or speech deficit. Vascular neurologists can streamline the process of getting suspected stroke patients to diagnosis and treatment within this three-hour window through applying advanced diagnostic techniques and therapeutic treatments.
California Pacific Stroke/Aneurysm | Stroke Program Services
California Pacific Medical Center
California Pacific Neuroscience Institute.
The California Pacific Neuroscience Institute in San Francisco features some of the top-rated neurology physicians and neurosurgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin county and Northern California. Providing personalized patient care using the most successful spine, brain, stroke and epilepsy surgical options available is what we do best.
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- Read the 2010 CPNI Bulletin - Stroke Edition