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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.
Vascular Malformations Clinic at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
Stanford Health Care has numerous options available for treating even the largest, most difficult AVMs, including:
Special microcathethers are guided into the arteriovenous malformation to obstruct its abnormal blood vessels.
Stereotactic computer-assisted microsurgery
This type of surgery is done with a microscope and image-guided navigation to minimize any impact on surrounding brain tissue.
Stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife
noninvasive technology that offers delivery of high dose X-rays, focused
precisely on a targeted region to treat tumors, brain and spine
conditions, and cancers.
Treatments for cavernous malformation
Treatment for cavernous malformations has dramatically improved in the last decade. New computer-guided navigation developed at Stanford allows neurosurgeons to reach even the deepest parts of the brain to remove these lesions with relatively low risk.
CO2 Laser surgery
A special CO2 laser is often used during the surgical procedure and offers excellent precision for removing cavernous malformations safely.
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
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.
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.