Doctors at Tel Aviv Medical Clinic have accumulated impressive experience in treating brain neoplasms, which include arteriovenous malformations. Thanks to the introduction of innovative endovascular and stereotaxic surgery methods, today, the treatment of arteriovenous abnormalities is not limited to surgical intervention. Creative ways of visualization of the brain's internal structures allow the clinic's vascular neurosurgeons to carefully plan the operation and carry it out with maximum accuracy.
Malformation treatment methods at Tel Aviv Medical Clinic
The main goal of brain AVM therapy is to prevent bleeding, but it can sometimes control seizures or other neurological complications. Doctors at Tel Aviv Medical Clinic carefully evaluate each case and select the optimal treatment tactics based on the age and general health of the patient and the size and location of abnormal blood vessels.
Treatment of arteriovenous malformations at Tel Aviv Medical Clinic can be carried out using the following methods:
- Drug therapy. If the defect causes little or no symptoms or located in an area of the brain that is difficult to access for surgical treatment, doctors may suggest conservative treatment. It includes taking antiseizure drugs and medications to control headaches. The complex of drugs selected on an individual basis.
- Endovascular embolization. This procedure is less invasive than other treatments. It can be done on its own or before other surgical procedures to make them safer by reducing bleeding risk. Sometimes embolization is done to relieve stroke-like symptoms by restoring average cerebral circulation.
- Stereotactic radiosurgery. This procedure does not require external incisions. The radiation beam focuses on the malformation and damages the abnormal vessels, leading to scarring. After that, the abnormality gradually resolves within 1-3 years after surgery.
- Surgical resection. If the AVM localized in an area of the brain that is easily accessible for surgical resection, the standard operation performed. Thanks to modern neuronavigation systems, the surgeons at Tel Aviv Medical Clinic treat vascular malformations with a high success rate.
Our clinic employs some of the best surgeons who have a vast medical practice and have all the necessary knowledge. They perform complex operations to reconstruct different parts of the body, restoring their function and shape.