The treatment options for cerebral aneurysms have become very promising given the recent advances throughout the neurosurgical and endovascular fields; yet, it is still difficult to determine whether to coil or clip an aneurysm. Over my 20 years of experience, I have extensively treated hundreds of aneurysms through both endovascular and neurosurgical approaches.

My team and I are well versed and very experienced in using the latest technology for open craniotomy procedures and endovascular techniques (coiling, flow diversion, stenting, etc.). Even with these new advances in treatment, literature supports that surgical experience is still the most important factor contributing to patient outcome. My years of experience help ensure that patients receive the most optimal treatment based on my analysis of their medical history and the size, shape and location of their aneurysm.

In recent years, the endovascular treatment of aneurysms has become more possible due to biplane X-ray imaging and newer microcatheters. The advantages of these minimally invasive endovascular procedures include shorter hospital stays and recovery times, lower complication rates, and often, no need for general anesthesia. A recent publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery shows that among the different specialists that treat intracerebral aneurysms endovascularly, neurosurgeons have the lowest complication rate by a significant margin.

My expertise in comprehensive neurosurgical care allows me to present my patients with the best options for treating their specific aneurysm. Furthermore, in cases with unforeseen complications involving the brain, I can intervene immediately with both endovascular and neurosurgical tools at my disposal.