Having one of the most experienced teams of physicians and medical professionals in the treatment of aneurysms, the University of Miami Health System has earned a world-class reputation. We offer a range of treatment options, including the use of minimally invasive techniques like aneurysm coiling. In addition, we have a 24-bed neurosurgical intensive care unit that includes a multidisciplinary aneurysm support group to address the social and psychological needs of patients and their families.
Cerebral aneurysms are caused by a weakening in the artery walls that causes the vessel to swell in response to the blood pressure on the walls. Aneurysms may compress the surrounding tissue or cranial nerves, resulting in various neurological symptoms, depending on the affected brain area.
Since the vessel walls of aneurysms are weak, they are at risk for rupturing. If this happens, then a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs. SAHs are fatal in 40% of cases; therefore, it is crucial to identify aneurysms and treat them before they rupture.
Many cerebrovascular conditions, including aneurysms, can lead to the need for emergency surgical intervention. In fact, cerebrovascular disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
That is why you want the best doctors in the field at your side and in the operating room.
Why Choose UHealth?
The University of Miami Cerebrovascular Initiative (UMCVI). UMCVI was created to provide world-class care to patients afflicted with complex cerebrovascular diseases and to conduct cutting edge cerebrovascular research. Our cerebrovascular and endovascular specialists set high standards and meet them through the expertise of highly skilled neurosurgeons and clinicians, state-of-the art endovascular and surgical procedures, and pioneering research.
Minimally invasive endovascular and surgical repair. It is now possible for us to treat damaged vessels without the need for open-skull surgery, resulting in better outcomes and shorter recovery time, when compared to open surgeries. This is due to advances in minimally invasive endovascular/cerebrovascular surgery.
3-D computer modeling. We use this to assist in the treatment of difficult and rare aneurysms. A dye is injected into arteries to track blood flow. A computer superimposes that information over brain scans to compose a 3D model of the aneurysm and the blood flowing through the arteries to the aneurysm. By using this technique, surgeons can test if different surgical techniques would alter blood flow enough to ease pressure inside the aneurysm.
Multidisciplinary team. At UHealth, you have access to the best neurosurgeons in the region. You will be taken care of by a passionate and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team of medical professionals who make sure that you receive the right treatment for your unique condition.
Minimally invasive craniotomies. The neurosurgery team at UHealth provides treatment designed to offer the best outcomes while minimizing side effects for our patients. That is why—whenever possible—we perform minimally invasive craniotomies with the use of the most advanced technology available.