The Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery Program is able to treat cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, carotid stenosis, and ischemic diseases, including moyamoya and acute stroke.
Endovascular neurosurgery involves neurosurgical procedures performed within blood vessels. This specialty requires only a needle stick to the artery, allowing for faster recovery.
However, an open craniotomy is still the best option for some cases. For that reason, the Neurovascular Team takes a multidisciplinary approach to provide the best care.
Our neurosurgeons work closely with our interventional radiologists to determine the best approach and the most individualized treatment.
UAMS is participating in ENRICH (Early MiNimally-Invasive Removal of IntraCerebral Hemorrhage), a multicenter clinical trial for intracerebral hemorrhage that is comparing standard treatment to a faster intervention with a minimally invasive approach. Other sites include Emory University, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.
The team is also researching how to use artificial intelligence to improve stroke care through Viz LVO, which uses artificial intelligence to examine CT scans and flag suspected clots faster than traditional approaches.