Cerebrovascular Disorders

The neurovascular team at CHI St. Luke’s Health includes specialists in disorders of blood vessels in the brain, neck, and spine. Cerebrovascular disorders we treat include:

  • Aneurysms & Hemorrhages: weakening sections of cerebral blood vessels that can rupture and cause bleeding in the brain
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs): tangles of abnormally formed cerebral blood vessels that can lead to bleeding in the brain
  • Carotid & Vertebral Artery Stenosis: the buildup of plaque in the arteries that supply the brain with blood
  • Cavernous Malformations: tightly packed clusters of abnormal blood vessels
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: unusual connections between arteries and veins within the outermost layer of the brain
  • Moyamoya Disease: the narrowing of carotid arteries, which increases the risk of stroke
  • Spinal Vascular Malformations: unusual connections between arteries and veins within the spinal cord
  • Stroke: brain damage caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain due to a blockage (ischemic stroke) or bursting (hemorrhagic stroke) of a blood vessel
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain that could indicate a higher risk of stroke; also known as “mini stroke”

Providing the Highest Level of Cerebrovascular Care

Our DNV-certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and The Woodlands Hospital have the capability to quickly intervene to stop the progression of stroke damage and prevent permanent impairment through the use of thrombolytic medications and minimally invasive techniques.

Our teams are equipped to treat even the most complex stroke cases. We are committed to delivering safe, high-quality stroke care based on evidence-based protocols and a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment, management, and rehabilitation of stroke patients—and we are with you every step of the way.

Learn more about our stroke care.

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Surgical treatment of cerebrovascular conditions include:

  • AVM Embolization
  • Brain Aneurysm Clipping
  • Brain Aneurysm Coiling
  • Brain Aneurysm Flow Diversion
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenting
  • EC-IC Bypass for Moyamoya
  • Open Microsurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Cyberknife and Gamma Knife)