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Neurosurgery

Neurovascular Services

State-of-the-art technology and the latest in research and surgical technique add to the expertise of University of Mississippi Health Care's cerebrovascular neurosurgery team.

A comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach is part of the continuum of care for disorders and trauma involving blood flow to the brain and spinal cord. Leading-edge interventional neuroradiologic imaging and diagnostic procedures are incorporated into the scope of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Neurovascular intervention uses minimally invasive endovascular techniques to treat vascular diseases of the brain. Many patients with conditions that required surgical intervention in the past, such as brain aneurysm, now can be treated with these innovative techniques. A brain aneurysm (also called an intracranial aneurysm or cerebral aneurysm) is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of an artery in the brain, resulting in an abnormal widening or ballooning. Because there is a weakened spot in the aneurysm wall, there is a risk for rupture (bursting) of the aneurysm.

Surgical procedures performed by our skilled specialists include, but are not limited to, carotid endarterectomy, angioplasty and stenting; microsurgery; and revascularization (restoration) of blood flow to the brain.