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Center for Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke

Our treatments combine advanced surgical and endovascular techniques with the latest medical technology.

NYU Langone’s Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke is one of the premier centers in the world for the surgical and endovascular treatment of diseases that affect the blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord. People are regularly referred to us from across the country and around the world.

Our surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating people who have the most difficult and complex disorders affecting how blood flows through the brain. These may include cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulas, and carotid artery blockage conditions, such as carotid artery disease, intracranial stenosis requiring cerebral revascularization, and stroke.

Dr. Howard Riina and Colleagues in Operating Room

Dr. Howard Riina and colleagues prepare for a surgical procedure.

Our specialists use a full range of advanced treatment approaches, including open microneurosurgery, in which tiny instruments and microscopes are used to perform procedures on the smallest blood vessels. They also perform endovascular surgery, which enables surgeons to use large blood vessels as pathways to the part of the body that needs treatment. Our doctors offer radiosurgery with Gamma Knife® technology, which allows for the precise delivery of radiation when treating people with blood vessel conditions in the brain.

Our world-class facilities include hybrid surgical suites that feature built-in X-ray imaging and computer guidance systems. Video-integrated technology records and projects three-dimensional images of your body onto high-definition plasma monitors.

The hybrid surgery room allows our specialists to perform image-guided surgery, a technique that is especially useful when working with small blood vessels in the brain during the treatment of arteriovenous malformations and brain aneurysm. Before the procedure, an MRI or CT scan of the brain or spine is performed. These images are then uploaded to the computer system and help to guide your surgeon during the procedure.

Image-guided surgery aids in decisions such as determining the best place to make an incision, the optimal path to the targeted area, and the critical areas in the body to avoid. The use of this technology has been shown to shorten the length of surgery, decrease the size of the incision, improve outcomes, and speed recovery.

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Our world-renowned neurosurgeons treat people who have the most complex cerebrovascular disorders.

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Our Team

Our team includes neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists.

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Center for Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke

530 First Avenue
Suites 8R and 7W
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-263-2950
For Patients of Dr. Howard Riina: 212-263-5382
For Patients of Dr. Jafar Jafar: 212-263-6312
For Patients of Dr. Douglas Kondziolka: 646-501-2360

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