Neurovascular refers to the blood supply to, and blood vessels within, the brain and spinal cord. Our team of neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of cerebral (brain) and spinal vascular pathologies, including:

• Cerebral (brain) aneurysms
• Cerebral (brain) and spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) (an abnormality of the blood vessel network)
• Cavernoma and cavernous malformation (a cluster of abnormal blood vessels)
• Intracranial vascular stenosis and insufficiency (a narrowing of an artery inside the brain)

Our wide range of treatments include:

• Interventional neuroradiological procedures (including coil embolisation and stenting)
• Neurosurgical procedures including clipping of cerebral aneurysms
• Microsurgical resection of AVMs
• Re-vascularisation procedures such as STA-MCA bypass.

The team works closely with the National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery, based here at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, to provide stereotactic radiosurgery (non-surgical radiation therapy) for neurovascular pathologies. A clinical nurse specialist provides psychosocial support and advice, particularly to patients recovering from aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding on the surface of the brain). Treatment planning for patients is considered based on a multi-disciplinary approach. We hold a weekly Neurovascular MDT meeting where treatment plans are reviewed on an individual patient basis.

Contact details:
Mr A Bacon
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
S10 2JF
Tel: 0114 2712407




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