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Vascular Neurosurgery

In addition to brain tumors, Neurosurgery of Kalamazoo diagnose and treat a variety of brain and skull related disorders and injuries. We can help relieve intense pain and our practice remains committed to developing and delivering effective treatments.

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

This is an abnormal connection between blood vessels. It happens when arteries connect directly to veins without first sending blood through tiny capillaries. An AVM can look like a tangle of blood vessels. They form anywhere in your body, but most often they form in or around the brain and along the spinal cord.

Resection of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation

In this procedure, performed under general anesthesia, the surgeon opens the skull to remove an abnormal tangle of enlarged blood vessels called a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (or AVM). This procedure is generally used for small AVMs that are located on or near the surface of the brain.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

This nonsurgical procedure is used to treat an arteriovenous malformation (also called an AVM) located deep inside the brain. During this procedure, beams of radiation are precisely focused at the AVM, destroying the abnormal vessels while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. The procedure may take several hours.

Brain Aneurysm

This condition is a bulge that forms in the wall of a weakened artery in the brain. This bulge can leak or rupture, causing a stroke. An aneurysm can be life-threatening.

Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM)

This is a mass of enlarged blood vessels in your brain or spinal cord. Pockets in the mass slow down or even trap blood. This can lead to blood clots, or to a leaking of blood we call a “hemorrhage.”

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