New Cerebrovascular Center opens at Swedish Neuroscience Institute
February 02, 2012 12:00:00 AM
Caring for complex disorders involving blood vessels in the brain -- called cerebrovascular disease -- requires a unique combination of specialized facilities and highly skilled medical professionals.
The Swedish Cerebrovascular Center, which opened at the Swedish Cherry Hill campus in mid-December, is the only center in the Pacific Northwest that offers comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with brain blood vessel disorders. Our care team includes world-renowned neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroendovascular specialists as well as a highly skilled nursing team who evaluate, treat and manage conditions such as:
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM): defects in the circulatory system affecting the brain or spinal cord
- Brain aneurysms: ruptured and unruptured
- Carotid stenosis: narrowing or blockage of the carotid arteries
- Moyamoya Disease: constricted arteries at the base of the brain
- Stroke: disturbance in blood flow to the brain due to a clot or a bleed
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): also known as a “mini-stroke” or warning stroke
- Vascular tumors: benign or malignant growth formed from blood vessels
We offer access to the latest diagnostic imaging services, surgical, interventional and radiosurgery treatment options, and education and support for patients, families and caregivers.
In the event of a patient with an aneurysm, stroke or other neurological emergency, we accept urgent patient transfers from hospitals throughout the Pacific Northwest. To facilitate an urgent patient transfer, call the Swedish Transfer Center: 1-866-470-4233. Our care team is here 24/7.
To learn more about our center, our care team and cerebrovascular conditions: http://www.swedish.org/cerebrovascular