A vascular malformation is a birth defect in which the blood vessels become tangled and prevent adequate blood flow to the brain. There are several different types of vascular malformations, including arteriovenous malformations, in which the arteries are connected directly to the veins without any capillaries in between, and cavernous malformations, which consist of abnormal, dilated blood vessels. Our neurosurgeons at Southeastern Neurosurgical Specialists in Atlanta, Georgia, specialize in vascular malformation treatment, providing minimally invasive surgery to address these blood vessel clusters, and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery for non-invasive state-of-the-art therapy.
Vascular malformation treatment varies from patient to patient, depending primarily on the type of malformation that the patient has. In some cases, our doctors may recommend careful observation, while other patients may require prompt intervention to reduce the risk of bleeding in the brain.
At Southeastern Neurosurgical Specialists our doctors evaluate each patient on an individual basis to determine the best approach to treatment.
- Patients with arteriovenous (AVM) malformations may be good candidates for Gamma Knife® radiosurgery, embolization, surgery, or a combination of therapies.
- Patients with cavernous malformations may benefit from microsurgery to remove them, or Gamma Knife treatment to obliterate them non-invasively.
Southeastern Neurosurgical Specialists's patients are more than three times safer having surgery with us than the national average. We have also performed more than 1000 Gamma Knife® radiosurgeries, including many on patients with arteriovenous and cavernous malformations. Our gifted hands, caring heart, and proven outcomes make us some of the leading vascular malformation neurosurgeons in the Atlanta area.
For more information about vascular malformation treatment at Southeastern Neurosurgical Specialists, contact us today.