The thought of undergoing neurosurgery to treat an arteriovenous fistula is never easy. You and your family will often think about the effects, outcomes and worry at the thought of anything going wrong, but what if you found a nonsurgical procedure to treat your condition? Embolization is a minimally invasive therapy that can bring positive, long-term results to patients who suffer from an arteriovenous fistula and prefer avoiding open surgery.
How It Works
Embolization therapy can correct an arteriovenous fistula. It is a modern technique that targets the condition’s abnormal connection between an artery and a vein and reroutes or restores blood flow. The irregular connection between artery and vein eliminates the flow of blood into the capillary system, preventing nutrients and oxygen from entering surrounding tissues and causes further harm, such as heart failure, hemorrhages, blood clots or strokes.
Embolization also helps eliminate the symptoms – swelling in the arms or legs, fatigue, reddish skin, decreased blood pressure – associated with an arteriovenous fistula. We use only advanced microscopic instrumentation which grants our team of neurosurgeons access into the affected areas of the brain, while preserving delicate brain tissue. An artificial embolus – coils, foam, particles, or plugs – will be introduced once the area is reached.
Time to Recover
Recovery time varies between each individual but the minimally invasive nature of this procedure will greatly reduce the need for a lengthy hospital stay and noticeable scarring. If a complication arises during the procedure, your recovery time may increase, but know that a caring team of neurosurgeons will do everything to educate you on any risk that can appear and treat you in the event of a complication.
We Can Help You
Don’t let the idea of an open surgery scare you. Our state-of-the-art facility in New Jersey brings you the latest techniques in neurosurgery and houses a professional team of neurosurgeons that can provide the perfect treatment for you. We keep your health and well-being in mind every step of the way.