Stroke Treatment Options

As an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, our world-renowned team of neurosurgeons uses advanced surgical and imaging techniques to combat once-untreatable cerebral diseases. Detecting these conditions earlier means we can stop — and sometimes reverse — their debilitating effects.

Diagnosing Stroke

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. These breakthroughs are available to our patients.

UT Southwestern physicians have the expertise to accurately diagnose each type of neurovascular disorder from the frequency and severity of symptoms. Additionally, we have 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. 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.

Prevention of Recurrent Strokes

Because recurrent strokes can happen, prevention is a significant aspect of the stroke recovery process.

Our 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.