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Cerebrovascular Disease

When the brain is deprived of the oxygen-rich blood it needs to perform vital functions, a rapid, precise expert response is essential for a successful recovery — and can even save your life. At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, we offer the latest treatments, an experienced team, and exceptional resources to give patients with cerebrovascular disease the best chance of a good outcome. Advanced care, delivered quickly and compassionately, is available right here in Brooklyn.

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Michael Ayad, MD, PhD, director of endovascular neurosurgery at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital,
performs an endovascular procedure to treat an arteriovenous malformation using
our state-of-the-art biplane angiography suite.

A Team of Specialists

Our multidisciplinary team includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, intensive care physicians and nurses, rehabilitation medicine physicians and therapists, social workers, and others who share a dedication to care for patients with cerebrovascular diseases and enhancing their quality of life.

Comprehensive Cerebrovascular Care

At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, we provide the full range of diagnostic, treatment, and support services for people with:

  • Stroke
  • Brain (cerebral) aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and fistulae (abnormal connection between an artery and a vein), including cavernous malformations
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Bleeding in the brain (intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhages)
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Spinal vascular malformations
  • Vascular brain lesions
  • Intracranial stenosis (narrowing of a blood vessel in the brain)
  • Intractable epistaxis (chronic nosebleed)

A Leading Center for Stroke Care

When it comes to the treatment of stroke, "time is brain." The faster a patient receives treatment, the better the chance of a good outcome. Our hospital is a New York State-certified Stroke Center, in recognition of our ability to diagnose and treat strokes quickly. We use the latest technologies to diagnose and treat strokes accurately and effectively, including specialized monitoring, medical therapies, and minimally invasive endovascular treatments to remove stroke-causing clots.

A Range of Therapies

Our doctors tailor your treatment to your specific condition and needs. Endovascular, microsurgical, open surgical, and interventional neuroradiology techniques we use to treat cerebrovascular diseases include:

  • Mechanical thrombectomy (removal of blood clots causing stroke)
  • Microsurgical and endovascular therapies for brain aneurysms
  • Endovascular and microsurgical treatments and radiosurgery for AVMs and fistulae
  • Carotid endarterectomy (removal of blockages in the arteries supplying blood to the brain) and insertion of a stent to prevent stroke
  • Tumor embolization (closing off blood supply to a tumor)
  • Balloon test occlusion (blocking an artery to see if it can be safely sacrificed during brain tumor surgery)
  • Embolization for epistaxis (closing off the blood supply to affected vessels responsible for chronic nosebleeds)
  • Craniotomy (open surgery) for bleeding in the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage)
  • Spinal surgery to repair arteriovenous abnormalities which cannot be treated by endovascular means

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