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What is Vascular Neurology?

Vascular neurology is the study and treatment of diseases of the blood vessels of the nervous system - the Brain and spinal cord by best neurosurgeon in Guntur.

Diseased vessels that provide circulation to the nervous system can generate problems such as a stroke or hemorrhage that affects the brain or spinal cord.

Vascular neurologist or neurosurgery specialist in Guntur treats and manages the patients who have such conditions.

What is Interventional Neurology or Endovascular Neurosurgery?

Interventional Neurology or best interventional neurology in Guntur is a medical specialization that involves performing diagnostic procedures to obtain images of the brain's blood vessels. The specialty also involves performing interventions on various disorders and lesions that involve the brain's blood vessels by interventional neurologist in Guntur.

The specialist trained in Interventional Neurology and/or Endovascular Neurosurgery like endovascular surgeon in Guntur performs a broad range of both diagnostic procedures and interventions such as diagnostic cervical, cerebral, and spinal angiography.

Some of the interventional procedures for endovascular neurosurgery in Guntur include treating strokes, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, carotid artery stenting, intracranial artery stenting, etc.

What is Cerebral angiography?

Cerebral angiography is a diagnostic test that uses an X-ray to produce a cerebral angiogram, or an image of the blood vessels of the brain by best neurosurgery doctors in Guntur.

How can a Cerebral Angiogram help?

Cerebral angiography can help in the diagnosis of

  1. Brain aneurysms
  2. Atherosclerosis in blood vessels of the brain
  3. Brain Arteriovenous malformations
  4. Vasculitis, or inflammation of the brain’s blood vessels
  5. Blood clots
  6. Dissections or tears in the lining of an artery, etc.

Cerebral angiography may help figure out the cause of certain symptoms, including:

  1. Paralysis
  2. Severe headaches
  3. Memory loss
  4. Slurred speech
  5. Dizziness
  6. Vision problems like blurred or double vision
  7. Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
  8. Balance problems or coordination problems

What to expect during the procedure?

Most people are sedated before the procedure so as to be still for the test to be effective. The sedation will help you feel relaxed, and you may fall asleep.

During the procedure, head will be stabilized with a strap. It’s important to lie still during the test

To start, an area of your wrist or groin is sterilized and a catheter (a long, flexible tube) is inserted and threaded through the blood vessels and into the carotid artery or vertebral artery. These are the blood vessels in the neck that carry blood to the brain.

A contrast dye will flow through the catheter and into the artery. From there, it will travel to the blood vessels in your brain. You may have a warm feeling as the contrast dye flows through your body. Multiple head and neck X-rays will be taken.

Afterward, the catheter and place a dressing over the insertion site. The entire procedure usually takes one to two hours.

What are some of the risks associated?

Cerebral angiography carries some rare but potentially serious risks. They include:

Stroke (if the catheter loosens plaque inside a blood vessel), damage to the blood vessels, bleeding and, Infection. Procedure done by an extensively trained practitioner can reduce these risks.

What happens after the procedure ?

After the procedure of neurosurgery treatment in Guntur, you’ll go to a recovery room where you’ll lie still for two to six hours before going home. If the test is done from the radial artery, then you’ll be able to go home within an hour. At home, be careful not to lift heavy objects or overexert yourself for at least one week.

Is there a way to minimize the invasiveness and complications associated with Cerebral angiogram?

It is of paramount importance to choose the specialist neurosurgeon in Guntur with the best and most advanced training. This will result in far fewer complications.

Dr.Sajja is an expert in performing cerebral angiographic diagnostic and treatment procedures from the radial artery. This is considered to have fewer complications compared to the traditional approaches in neurosurgery hospitals in Guntur.

With this route, the patient can also go home within a few hours after the procedure without fear of complications like bleeding.

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MD (U.S.A)
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