High level expertise and mastery in procedures makes the most complex procedures simple. At the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI), Dr. Ali Krisht has treated more than 2,000 aneurysms. Putting him among the leaders and teachers in the world regarding aneurysm treatment. With state-of-the-art equipment, the most experienced surgeons, and the most compassionate nursing team, treatment at ANI can prevent long term treatment needs for your patients.
A brain aneurysm, also called a cerebral aneurysm, is a bulging or ballooning of a blood vessel in the brain. In most cases patients will not have symptoms or health problems, because most don’t rupture. However, a ruptured aneurysm does require immediate medical care and can be life-threatening. When an aneurysm ruptures, 50% of patients expire or their quality of life is significantly decreased.
The best time to treat an aneurysm is before it bleeds. For best results, treatment should be by an experienced team that has treated a high volume of cases.
Basilar aneurysms are not usually treated due to the high risk associated with the procedure, however, the surgeons at ANI are very experienced and maintain quality outcomes related to these complex aneurysm cases. Our surgeons are able to review multiple treatment options and select the most appropriate treatment that will provide the best outcome with minimal risk of recurrence.
At the CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, our neurosurgeons have skills in highly complex vascular aneurysm surgery. The two common procedures for a ruptured brain aneurysm are:
- Surgical clipping involves the neurosurgeon closing the rupture by placing a metal clip on the neck of the aneurysm. This will stop the blood flow that feeds the aneurysm.
- Endovascular coiling is a less invasive procedure. The surgeon inserts a catheter into an artery, usually in your groin, and threads a soft wire through your body into the aneurysm causing the blood to clot. This will effectively seal off the aneurysm from the artery.
- Endovascular coiling is less invasive and has a quicker recovery time. However, with this option additional procedures may be necessary.
When you come to the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute our neurosurgeons will work with you and thoroughly analyze your condition to determine the best procedure to treat your aneurysm. Your overall health, age and the size and location of the aneurysm will factor into which procedure is best for you.