Most top-rated physicians work within the framework of a multidisciplinary collaborative team. Why? Because they recognize that patients are the true beneficiaries when physicians work within a group of true experts who are continually trying to learn more and do better.
At the National Brain Aneurysm & Tumor Center, patients with neurovascular disorders benefit from the experience of a vascular neurosurgeon, interventional neuroradiologists, stroke neurologists and neurocritical care experts.
Some centers treat brain aneurysms with coils only, using an endovascular approach without a dedicated neurovascular surgeon as part of the team. Although some aneurysms are successfully treated using a minimally invasive endovascular approach, other aneurysms are best treated with open surgery. For certain patients, undergoing a less invasive coiling procedure may carry a significantly higher risk of serious stroke or disability, and an open surgical procedure may offer a lower risk.
A multidisciplinary and collaborative team approach is critical to ensure that each patient receives the best possible treatment and care.
When managing brain tumors, our center offers a multidisciplinary approach that includes the joint efforts of skull base neurosurgery, neuro-otology (ENT), neuro-ophthalmology, craniofacial reconstructive/plastic surgery, CyberKnife neuroradiosurgery, neuropathology and neuro-oncology.