Our world-renowned team of neurosurgeons uses advanced surgical and imaging techniques against once-untreatable cerebral diseases. Detecting these conditions earlier means we can stop — and sometimes reverse — their debilitating effects.
Stroke specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center pioneered some of the most advanced and effective brain aneurysm procedures and technologies in use today, including helping to refine the fast-acting drug tPA to rapidly dissolve blood clots.
UT Southwestern’s other stroke-prevention procedures include special lasers to connect arteries without stopping blood flow to the brain, as well as a special stent (thin tubular mesh) designed specifically for blood vessels in the brain to prevent further strokes.
UT Southwestern has added the Aquilion One dynamic volume computed tomography (CT) scanner, which creates 3-D movies of an organ in real time to quickly diagnose strokes and heart attacks.
Because recurrent strokes can happen, prevention is a significant aspect of the stroke recovery process. Our physicians are experts in stroke therapy and stroke rehabilitation.
UT Southwestern physicians have the expertise to accurately diagnose each type of neurovascular disorder based on the frequency and severity of symptoms. Our researchers are continually discovering new avenues for the diagnosis of neurovascular disorders. Numerous research studies show that a thorough analysis of a patient’s condition can also alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, pain, spastic, cognitive, and other problems.
Diagnosis of neurovascular disorders must be the result of a thorough clinical assessment, and our researchers consistently make great strides in developing assessment techniques for neurovascular disorders. Our research findings present important diagnostic breakthroughs that are available to UT Southwestern patients.