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.
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
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.
It used to be impossible to treat large aneurysms in the carotid artery, like Barbara Maluo’s. Now treatment is available at Stanford with a new type of stent.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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 your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
Call us to make, change or reschedule an appointment.
PREPARE FOR YOUR 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.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
To reorder a prescription, have your pharmacy call 650-723-4720 or fax a refill request to 650-725-0390.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a new patient, call 650-723-6469. Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
FOLLOW UP ON A PATIENT
If you have questions regarding a referral or an existing patient, please contact us.
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