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Aneurysms & Cerebrovascular Disorders Program

About Our Program

Frightening. It is a word that commonly comes up when people learn that they have an aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, dural arteriovenous fistula, or some other kind of blood vessel disorder in their brain and spinal cord.

Our neurovascular specialists at the Aneurysms and Cerebrovascular Program at Barrow Neurological Institute want to ease your fears by empowering you to make sound decisions about your care. With decades of collective experience, our team of endovascular and vascular neurosurgeons, neuroscience nurses, and neurologists can help you find the right treatment at the right time.

We are part of a world-renowned facility that is highly ranked by several services that objectively rate hospitals. Some of our accolades include:

  • Newsweek – Top Hospitals for Neurosurgery
  • U.S. News & World Report – Top Hospitals for Rehabilitation
  • Alliance to Cure Cavernous Malformation Center of Excellence

Learn more about treatments for aneurysms and cerebrovascular disorders or request an appointment by calling (602) 406-3181.

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The Barrow Difference

The Aneurysms and Cerebrovascular Program at Barrow Neurological Institute is world renowned in the treatment of blood vessel disorders in the brain and spinal cord. Our neurosurgeons treat some of the most complex aneurysms and malformations from around the globe.

Highly Experienced Team

Successful treatment for an aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), or other malformation depends on skill and experience. Neurosurgeons at Barrow:

  • Have treated more than 15,000 aneurysms
  • Have operated on more than 5,000 cavernous malformations
  • Treat more dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) than almost any other facility in the world

Our team includes experts in microneurosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery, and radiosurgery. Additionally, many of our nurses have received specialized training in the neurosciences and have been caring for patients with blood vessel disorders for decades. Whether you undergo conventional or minimally invasive treatment—or a combination of both—rest assured that you are in the best hands. 

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Neuro-Rehabilitation Services

When aneurysms and other blood vessel malformations rupture, they bleed into surrounding tissue. When this happens in the brain, it causes a hemorrhagic stroke. The Barrow Neuro-Rehabilitation Center offers inpatient, outpatient, and transitional neuro-rehabilitation services for individuals with stroke. Our neuro-rehabilitation team includes physical, occupational, and speech therapists; rehabilitation physicians and nurses; and neuropsychologists. We are also a leader in the use of neuro-robotics for rehabilitation. These technologies mimic normal human movements and adapt to support and challenge each patient’s unique abilities. 

Aneurysm and AVM Research Center

We established the Barrow Aneurysm and AVM Research Center to better understand the genetics, formation, and rupture of vascular malformations. The Center fosters collaboration between neuroscientists and clinicians, who share the goal of developing new therapeutic approaches to stabilize aneurysms and AVMs and prevent their rupture. As part of a robust research program at the Institute, the Aneurysm and AVM Research Center offers many of our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials to advance the field.  

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Second Opinion

Through Barrow Second Opinion, our internationally renowned vascular experts can recommend the best course of treatment for your malformation. Receiving this guidance is fast, easy, and affordable through our online Second Opinion program

Mark Barrett, an endovascular surgery patient standing with his husband

If I hadn’t been in this place in the care of Dr. Albuquerque, with his expertise and skill, I might still be struggling to find out what’s wrong with me.

Mark Barrett Barrow Patient

My case was complex and different. The options, for me, were pretty grim. But it seemed like a breath of fresh air because Dr. Lawton said he could help me. It was a blessing.

Meghan Sanchez Barrow Aneurysm Patient
spinal avm patient stephan pascu in the hospital

We consulted with Europe’s top neurosurgeons and were told that my son’s lesion was inoperable. Without surgery, the lesion could continue to rupture at any time and cause paralysis or even catastrophic death. We are grateful to have found Barrow to treat Stephan. It’s spectacular and truly a miracle.

Marlena Pascu Mother of Barrow Spinal AVM Patient Stephan Pascu


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