Brain Aneurysm Clinic

Stanford Health Care offers all of the latest treatment options for brain aneurysm care, including microsurgical surgery techniques and minimally invasive endovascular techniques, which treat the aneurysm from inside the blood vessel using minimally invasive techniques.

Our highly experienced neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists and nurses work together to develop the right customized treatment plan for each patient's unique needs in partnership with the patient and family. 

Brain Aneurysm Clinic
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Brain Aneurysms

Brain Aneurysm Treatments

Each brain aneurysm is different and treatment is determined through careful consideration by your care team. The goal of treatment is to close off blood flow to the aneurysm to prevent the risk of hemorrhage in the safest way possible. Specific treatment for a brain aneurysm will be determined by your care team based on:

  • Your age, overall health and medical history
  • Extent of the condition
  • Your signs and symptoms
  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the condition
  • Your opinion or preference

Coil embolization

This minimally invasive approach is performed by threading a catheter through the groin into an artery and placing coils into the dome of the brain aneurysm. In some cases, the placement of a tiny tube, called a stent or a balloon is needed to ensure safe coil placement.

Pipeline flow diverter surgery

If the structure of the brain aneurysm is wider, then a pipeline stent will be inserted inside to reconstruct a new wall for the artery so blood cannot fill it.

Surgical clipping

During this procedure, a microsurgical clip is placed around the aneurysm in the brain to stop blood flow and left safely in place. 

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

Call us to make, change or reschedule an appointment.


  • Bring any MRI or CT films.  Your records should have been sent ahead of time.
  • Appointment times may vary. During your exam, the care team will review films, gather a lengthy medical history, do medical exams and discuss treatment options with you.


To reorder a prescription, have your pharmacy call 650-723-4720 or fax a refill request to 650-725-0390.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

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