The neurovascular program manages all aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular disorders as well as the coordination of subsequent therapeutic strategies including surgery, interventional neuroradiology, stereotactic radiosurgery and rehabilitation.
Our internationally recognized neurosurgeons are highly regarded for their decades of experience in the treatment and management of a diverse range of complex neurovascular diseases:
- Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
- Vascular malformations
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
- Cavernous malformations
- Extracranial intracranial artery bypass
- Acute stroke and occlusive disease management, including carotid disease and carotid endarterectomy and stent
Our program has achieved national recognition for the ability to bring forth unparalleled care for patients with neurovascular disease. Among our many accomplishments, the University of Chicago Medicine was named an HHT Center of Excellence by Cure HHT as well as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
In addition to today’s most advanced and cutting-edge surgical techniques, our neurosurgeons are able to offer patients access to unique clinical trials designed to push the boundaries of what is possible in neurovascular care.
As an academic institution, one of our goals is to discover the complex biomechanisms that drive neurovascular diseases and thereby establish more effective prevention and treatment methods. Our team has significant funding from various federal and nonfederal grant sources that we use to investigate various aspects of stroke.