MedStar Georgetown Cerebrovascular Center: Why Choose Us

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At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we’re a regional leader in the care of patients diagnosed with the following cerebrovascular conditions: 

We provide the highest level of individualized care to patients with the most complex cerebrovascular disorders.  We treat patients who are referred by neurosurgeons, neurologists, primary care providers, and emergency physicians at other hospitals and practices in the region.

Our program features:

  • Comprehensive treatments: We offer the full range of treatments available today, including the most advanced neurosurgical options.  Directed by Dr. Vikram Nayar, the Cerebrovascular Conference at Georgetown brings together specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, and radiation oncology, to evaluate patients for various types of treatment.  Microsurgical, endovascular, and Cyberknife options are reviewed, to determine the safest and most effective treatment for each patient.
  • Specialized cerebrovascular neurosurgeons: At MedStar Georgetown, we are the only hospital in Washington, DC with two full-time cerebrovascular neurosurgeons.  Our surgeons are board-certified in neurosurgery, and have undergone additional fellowship training in cerebrovascular surgery.  They have considerable experience in treating patients with outstanding outcomes. Learn more about our team of specialized cerebrovascular neurosurgeons
  • Advanced OR technology: Our operating rooms are equipped with the most sophisticated neurosurgical technology available.  Our neurosurgeons use intraoperative ICG videoangiography to visualize and preserve tiny but important brain arteries. Coupled with the most advanced microsurgical techniques, this technology allows our cerebrovascular neurosurgeons to safely perform the most complex operations.
  • Neurologists specialized in intraoperative monitoring:  While your cerebrovascular neurosurgeon operates, our specially trained neurologists monitor brain function using sophisticated electrophysiological methods (strategic tests that monitor electrical activity within the brain). This gives your neurosurgeon real-time data on how your brain is functioning, allowing us to maintain the highest levels of safety during surgery.
  • Largest Neuroscience ICU in Washington, DC: Our nineteen-bed Neuroscience ICU is the area’s leader in neurocritical care.  Our nurses have received Magnet recognition for their role in excellent patient outcomes, and they are specially trained in the care of patients with brain aneurysms and other cerebrovascular conditions.  We have the largest team of board-certified neurointensivists (physicians trained in critical care for neurosurgery patients) in Washington, DC.  Our ICU has received the Beacon Award for Excellence for exceptional outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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