Brain surgery is no game. But like golf or other activities that involve a skill, the more you do the better you tend to get.
In other words, experience matters.
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, the neurosurgeons at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience treat more than 500 brain aneurysms annually, including 150 open-brain surgeries and 350 minimally invasive endovascular procedures.
Our team uses minimally invasive approaches whenever possible to treat aneurysms and has a range of tools at their arsenal including endovascular coiling, also called coiling or endovascular embolization, which blocks blood flow into an aneurysm.
Neurosurgeons of the Division of Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery treat a wide range of cerebrovascular disease, including aneurysms, and the surgical removal of plaque deposits from the inside of the carotid artery.
These highly trained specialists perform both conventional surgeries and minimally invasive procedures to reduce a patient’s risk of stroke and provide alternatives to open surgery. The Division’s neurosurgeons treat the most challenging cerebrovascular diseases using such state-of-the-art procedures as endovascular embolization, stereotactic radiosurgery, carotid endarterectomy and microsurgery.
Jefferson was the first institution in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to have used Pipeline™ Embolization Device, which is ideal for treating very large intracranial aneurysms because it seals off the aneurysms from the arterial blood flow. Because of our experience, our neurosurgeons will be proctoring neurosurgeons at other institutions to ensure its proper use.
In addition, the Jefferson Brain Aneurysm and AVM Center is the largest center in the Delaware Valley, having evaluated and treated more than 5,000 patients with brain aneurysms and cerebral and spinal AVMs.