At Glendale Adventist Medical Center, a unique mix
of cardiologists, interventional neuroradiologists (INR) and
vascular surgeons work together to provide an innovative and
comprehensive program for diagnosing and treating neurovascular
conditions, including stroke, aneurysm, arteriovenous
malformation (AVM) and more. Procedures performed at GAMC include the following.
Your carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck and
extend from your aorta in your chest to the base of your skull.
These arteries supply blood to your brain. Sometimes these
arteries can become blocked with plaque, increasing your risk of
Carotid artery stenting is a procedure in which your vascular
surgeon inserts a slender, metal-mesh tube, called a stent, which
expands inside your carotid artery to increase blood flow in
areas blocked by plaque. This is similar to the more common heart
stents that patients receive with angioplasty, but it is
performed in the carotid artery.
Minimally Invasive Cerebral Vascular Procedures
Aneurysm coiling - This minimally invasive
procedure works by packing tiny coils into the aneurysm. These
special coils block the blood flow into the aneurysm, causing it to shrink and die.
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) embolization - In this procedure, a small
catheter is passed through the groin all the way up into the
blood vessels supplying the AVM (caused by defects of the circulatory system). A physician specialist then
injects a special liquid adhesive into the AVM in order to
block off its blood supply.
For a referral to one of GAMC's neurovascular
specialists, call (818) 409-8100.