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Vascular Malformations Clinic
Vascular Malformations Clinic
Stanford Health Care is at the forefront of treating intracranial and spinal malformations. For more than 30 years, thousands of pediatric and adult patients with vascular malformations have been treated here.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here
Care and Treatment of Vascular Malformations
The vascular malformations group uses a unique team approach, with specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, radiation therapy and interventional neuroradiology, to offer a comprehensive, customized vascular malformations treatment plan for each patient. Offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art equipment, our specialists provide the best vascular malformation treatments using minimally invasive techniques.
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain or spine that can cause devastating neurological symptoms or even death. Normally, blood is carried to the brain through arteries and emptied through veins. Between the arteries and veins are capillaries that help decrease the pressure of the returning blood to the veins and back to the heart.
Stanford Health Care has a team of AVM experts, including neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, neurologists, nurse specialists and social workers who have worked together for many years, treating 1,200 patients from all over the world.
The team uses a collaborative approach to offer the safest, most advanced treatments for brain and spine AVMs for each patient's unique needs. They meet each week to discuss treatment options for AVM patients from all over the world.
Cavernous malformation (CM) is also known as cavernous angioma, cavernous hemangioma and cavernous vascular malformation. This is a type of vascular malformation that occurs in the brain and/or spine. Cavernous malformations are made up of fragile arteries and veins that tend to leak small amounts of blood and can cause large brain hemorrhages resulting in permanent neurological deficits, if not treated.
The care team at Stanford has treated several hundred patients with cavernous malformations with excellent long term outcomes. They have developed special expertise in treating deep-seated cavernous malformations, including those in the brainstem, thalamus and basal ganglia.
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.
For pediatric patients, please visit our Vascular Anomalies Clinic at Stanford Children's Health.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
- Send medical records before your appointment.
- Bring any MRI or CT films.
- The length of your appointment 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.
Call us to make an appointment
For Health Care Professionals
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 1-800-800-1551, 24 hours - 7 days a week
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 us at 650-723-6469. Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
- Send referrals online
- Place radiology orders
- View referral status
- Access medical records