The Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists' Neurovascular Center is a primary referral center providing stroke and neurovascular treatments. The center allows us to provide a complete spectrum of care, bringing together other neuro-trained specialists to ensure the best care and treatment plans are developed for the most complex neurological disorders. Our physicians work closely with referring physicians to provide a rapid and thorough evaluation of patients. ANS remains the leader in stroke care and neurovascular surgery.
Our center consists of neurosurgeons, radiologists, stroke neurologists, neurointensivists, and stroke rehabilitation experts, who work in the context of a professional academic and collaborative environment where research into new techniques is ongoing. This continued growth allows our multidisciplinary team to offer the most comprehensive and innovative treatments for patients diagnosed with a cerebrovascular condition.
Conditions We Treat
The ANS Neurovascular Center is one of the busiest in the state and has treated hundreds of patients suffering from ischemic, hemorrhagic, and other vascular conditions.
Endovascular neurosurgery is the minimally invasive treatment of neurovascular diseases affecting the brain and spinal cord. This is a rapidly growing and evolving field that utilizes cutting-edge medical technology. Among the treated diseases are cerebral aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, stroke, and arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spine. Some brain tumors may also be treated with a combination of endovascular surgery and open neurosurgical procedures. Endovascular techniques may be a viable alternative for patients who cannot undergo open surgical procedures due to their medical condition, overall health, or age.
When a portion of an artery wall is weak, it causes it to balloon out. In some cases, people are born with aneurysms, while in other cases an aneurysm results from an aortic injury or illness. Risk factors for aneurysms include a family history of this condition, smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Should an aneurysm begin to expand rapidly or rupture, a patient may experience symptoms such as pain, dizziness, clammy skin, nausea and vomiting, shock, low blood pressure and a rapid heart rate. At the ANS Neurovascular Center, we can help establish an effective treatment plan if you are struggling with an aneurysm.