The thought of undergoing open surgery to treat a neurovascular condition such as an arteriovenous malformation can be scary. You and your family will often think about the complications that could arise, the recovery time needed, and if an open procedure will even work. What if you were given an option that can make things safer? If you have looked for treatment and found nothing to appease your sense of urgency and worry, endovascular embolization may be the perfect option.
Treatment You Can Count On
An untreated arteriovenous malformation can cause a negative effect on your life. With the help of our technologically advanced endovascular embolization technique, you can avoid the dangers of seizures and mental decay that can occur due to this abnormal connection between veins and arteries.
Endovascular embolization is designed to stop the blood flow into the irregular passageway by introducing artificial emboli such as plastic, glue or foam. Once the emboli are in place, the abnormal arteriovenous connection will have no blood flow, which will allow you to move on to a better quality of life.
How Does this Procedure Work?
Endovascular embolization is a modern neurosurgical technique that is minimally invasive in nature. This means you will not experience the extensive recovery times, significant scarring and long hospital stays usually attributed with open surgeries. The procedure is generally reserved for people who are too weak or when dangers of internal bleeding are present.
Once the symptoms – lack of coordination, inability to formulate or understand speech, headaches – have been identified, you will be subjected to a series of tests that will evaluate the location of your arteriovenous malformation and whether you are eligible for endovascular embolization.
Once you are ready for the treatment, our professional team of neurosurgeons will give you relaxing medication or anesthesia to put you to sleep. The first step of this highly-advanced technique is to make an incision in the groin area in which a catheter will be introduced. Once the catheter is in place and has been led to the problematic area, our neurosurgeons will begin to introduce the emboli.
Moving on After Surgery
Recovery time after the technique has been performed is dependent on various factors, but none as drastic as the ones attributed to traditional brain surgery. If you experienced bleeding during the procedure, expect to stay in the hospital for up to ten days. If no bleeding occurred, a trip home as soon as two days after the procedure is possible. The success rate for this minimally invasive procedure is outstanding, but keep in mind that complications can arise in any neurovascular procedure. A team of caring neurosurgeons will be with you every step of the way to ensure your safety and to give you a fighting chance for the health you need.
Your Health is Our Priority
Don’t keep yourself from enjoying a healthy life. Our team of caring neurosurgeons in New Jersey can offer a wide array of technologically-advanced treatments designed with you in mind. Don’t hesitate to act against dangerous conditions. We will follow you through every step of the way.