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We are pleased to introduce the University of Wisconsin Cerebrovascular Surgery Service, which consists of open cerebrovascular surgery and endovascular interventional services.


In addition, we have extensive neuroradiology capabilities that greatly enhance our ability to develop a comprehensive plan for treatment of the patient.


Treatment of intracranial and spinal vascular diseases is challenging and complex. A state-of-the-art center with large volumes of these cases can be a critical part of a successful practice. UW Health is your resource with the experience and capabilities you can trust.


Our team can help with your most clinically challenging conditions such as:

  • Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhages
  • Arterio-venous malformations
  • Cavernous angiomas
  • Ischemic occlusive cerebrovascular diseases
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Cerebral aneurysms (ruptured and unruptured intracranial)

Share This StoryOur Cerebrovascular Service includes three cerebrovascular neurosurgeons and two neuroendovascular interventionalists. In addition, we collaborate with three stroke neurologists and fourteen diagnostic neuroradiologists for full coverage available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Our final treatment recommendations are based on consensus reached after consulting all relevant services.


Key benefits:

  • Experienced Neurosurgery OR team (board-certified neurosurgeons, neuroendvascular interventionalists, neuroanesthesiologists and specialty-trained nurses)
  • Angiography suite with biplanar fluoroscopy (state-of-the-art technology for the most effective and useful imaging)
  • Intraoperative MRI suite (first suite connecting imaging with the OR enabling real-time MRI-guided interventions for certain cerebrovascular procedures)
  • State-of-the-art imaging (MRI, CT, ultrasound and angiography)
  • Neurosurgery Critical Care and ICU (16 beds with specialty-trained nurses)
  • Multiple ongoing outcome studies for clipping and coiling of intracranial aneurysms, intracranial stenting and other treatments for cerebrovascular occlusive disease

Annually, we treat 150 ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms, 40 to 50 intracranial and spinal vascular malformations, and hundreds of cerebral vascularization procedures, including carotid endarterectomy, extracranial to intracranial bypass, cerebral angiography and carotid stenting. We also have multiple ongoing outcome studies for clipping and coiling of intracranial aneurysms and cerebrovascular occlusive surgeries.


Our team will be happy to provide you and your colleagues help in dealing with complex intracranial or spinal vascular patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can be reached through the Access Center by calling (608) 263-6796 or (800) 472-0111 and asking for the vascular neurosurgeon on call.


We look forward to being a resource for your team.